Akron man gets prison for attacking Humane Society officer with knife, shovel

AKRON - Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said McCullen Webb, 33, of Akron, was sentenced to six years in prison for attacking an Officer with the Humane Society of Greater Akron with a knife and shovel.

In a release, it was confirmed that Webb pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to felonious assault with a repeat violent offender specification.

According to Bevan Walsh, on March 28, 2016, Webb attacked Humane Society Officer Timothy Harland as Harland sat in his work vehicle on 18th Street SW in Akron. Webb approached the vehicle and struck Harland with a shovel, then used a knife to cut Harland on the head, face, and arms.

Harland spent several days in the hospital recovering from his injuries. Webb also used a barbell to shatter the vehicle’s windshield. Responding officers repeatedly ordered Webb to drop the knife and tried to subdue him with a Taser, but it had no effect.

An Akron police officer eventually shot Webb in the leg after he refused the repeated commands to drop his knife.

In a related matter, Bevan Walsh confirmed that an Akron police officer was justified in connection with the March 28, 2016 shooting of Webb.


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