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  • Angry shoplifting suspect arrested at mall

  • Jackson Twp. police arrested a wanted man accused of being a “combative shoplifter.” The state says he’s  “dangerous and possibly armed.”

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  • Police called to a mall department store for an angry shoplifter arrested a Plain Township man wanted and considered to be “dangerous and possibly armed,”
    Dana D. Shipman, 51, of 4139 Guilford Ave. NW, was arrested at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday at the Macy’s store, 4300 Belden Village St. NW, Stark County Jail records said.
    Police were called to the store when they received a report of a “combative shoplifter,” the jail records said.
    They arrived to find that Shipman had hit a store security officer in the face after the officer tried to stop him from leaving with merchandise without paying for it, the records said.
    Shipman is a violator-at-large, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction website at www.drc.ohio.gov. The website warns readers not to try to apprehend him, but to call law enforcement instead because he “should be considered dangerous and possibly armed.”
    He was released from prison in October after serving time for felony drug possession and evidence tampering.
    Stark County court records also show he went to prison in 2006 for felony escape, 2004 for cocaine trafficking, 1996 for felony drug abuse.
    He remained in the jail early Wednesday, held in lieu of $100,000 bond on a robbery pending a hearing in Massillon Municipal Court.
    Reach Lori at 330-580-8309 or lori.monsewicz@cantonrep.com.
    On Twitter: @lmonsewiczREP

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