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Kent man accused of attacking woman while using racial slur in Akron sentenced to 180 days in jail

Andrew Walls was arrested after video of the incident spread across social media.

AKRON, Ohio — Andrew Walls, the Kent man charged in connection with an attack that was captured on video in Akron earlier this year, has been sentenced to serve 180 days in the Summit County Jail.

Judge Annalisa S. Williams issued the punishment, which also included a $250 fine, 30 days suspended and two years of probation. Walls pled no contest in the case last month.

Walls was arrested in late February after video showed him allegedly using a racial slur before punching Cameron Morgan in the face during the incident in Highland Square. Both Morgan and Walls spoke at Monday's sentencing.

Morgan went to the hospital with a busted lip and a concussion as a result of the incident. She previously told 3News she was out with friends on a Saturday night when she came across a man who was calling people the N-word.

The footage quickly spread on social media.

Some reports also say Walls had also been associated with the far-right nationalist group known as the Proud Boys.

“Hate has no place in our beloved city,” Akron Police Chief Steve Mylett said in part of a statement after video of the incident surfaced. “We will use every resource at our disposal to bring anyone who engages in racially motivated or bias based crimes to justice. We stand united with the victim of this heinous assault and her family to ensure justice is served.”


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on Feb. 28, 2022.

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