WADSWORTH, Ohio — Seven people have been arrested by the Wadsworth Police Department in connection with the disappearance and murder of a 27-year-old man.
Iron Jailen Cannon, of Akron, was last seen in Wadsworth on October 18, 2020, where he was shot and killed.
During the subsequent investigation, Wadsworth police detectives learned of an intricate cover-up, which consisted of significant efforts to mislead law enforcement. These efforts included the destruction of and tampering with evidence, including Cannon’s remains.
A Medina County Grand Jury indicted the following seven people on Tuesday, May 4:
- Justin D. Hornbeck, 28, of Uniontown: Murder with Firearm Specification, Tampering with Evidence, Having Weapons Under Disability, Obstructing Justice, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity
- Tyrone L. Render, 27, of Wooster: Tampering with Evidence with Firearm Specification, Obstructing Justice, Having Weapons Under Disability, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity
- Autumn M. Knight, 27, of Cuyahoga Falls: Tampering with Evidence, Obstructing Justice, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity
- Marcus Y. Clark, 55, of Akron: Tampering with Evidence, Obstructing Justice, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity
- Christopher J. Williams, 32, of Akron: Tampering with Evidence, Obstructing Justice, Gross Abuse of a Corpse, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity
- Samantha P. McCune, 27, of Uniontown: Obstructing Justice
- Antonio W. Moore, 38, of Akron: Obstructing Justice
The above seven individuals were taken into custody on Thursday with assistance from the U.S. Marshals, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Akron Police Department, the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, and the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office. All were transported to the Medina County Jail, where they will be held on bonds ranging from $500,000 to $1 Million.
Wadsworth police say the investigation into the death of Iron Cannon is still ongoing and they are committed to bringing closure to Iron’s family. They plan to continue the search for Cannon's remains. A reward of $2,500 is still available for information that leads to the location and recovery of these remains.
Tips should be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (216) 252-7563, or www.25crime.com to be directed to the Crime Stoppers online tip submission form.
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