NORTON, Ohio — 30-year-old Dacarrei Kinard, the man arrested in connection with an apparent road rage shooting that turned deadly on I-76 in Norton, made his first court appearance in the case on Saturday morning.
According to court records, Kinard was arraigned in Barberton Municipal Court and is being held without bond.
Kinard was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Columbus two weeks after 40-year-old George Jensen was shot and killed around 5:35 p.m. on May 17.
“The Norton Police Department worked nonstop to gather information, follow up on tips from the public, and ultimately make an identification for this suspect,” Northern Ohio U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said after Kinard's arrest.
Kinard was found in the area of 1400 Livingston Court in Columbus and taken into custody without incident, authorities said.
"Before the shooting, there appeared to be a road rage incident between the victim and another driver in a black 2018 or newer Chevy Camaro as the two traveled on Interstate 76," according to the initial report from the Norton Police Department. "The driver of the Camaro fired multiple gunshots toward the victim's car as it drove past."
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office says the victim’s vehicle came to a stop after it struck the concrete median.
Kinard is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m. for a bond hearing.