A Canton Township man was jailed after being arrested at a Green motel.

GREEN  A Canton Township man wanted on two charges of theft in Stark County was jailed after he reportedly trying to sell fake bars of gold to a Toledo man in return for guns.

Summit County Sheriff's deputies announced Monday the Feb. 14 arrest of Larry T. Carman, 29, of the 1700 block of  Waynesburg Drive SE, who was found in a motel in Green after the Toledo man reported a theft.

Inspector Bill Holland said in a news release that the man came to the motel to trade three rifles in response to an advertisement that Carman was selling one-ounce gold bars. When the man realized the bars were fake, he called sheriff's deputies.

Deputies found Carman and searched his room, seizing the three rifles, three handguns, ammunition, replica gold bullion and an undisclosed amount of illegal drugs, Holland said.

He was booked into the Summit County Jail on a felony theft charge.

Stark County court records show Carman was already wanted on two theft charges in Massillon and Jackson Township.

He was convicted Oct. 26 of theft in Massillon and told to stay out of the Walmart store, but he failed to show up at the Stark County Jail to serve his 10-day sentence, the court records show. He also failed to show up in court on Jan. 18 to answer to a theft charge filed by Jackson Township police.

Holland said further charges are pending in Summit County as deputies continued to investigate Tuesday.

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