Reward offered for accused killer, Marriece Ellis WANTED

Reward offered for accused killer, Marriece Ellis WANTED

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Akron Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force are asking for assistance from the public for information that could lead to the arrest of Marriece Ellis.

Ellis is wanted for an aggravated murder that occurred on November 12, 2014 in the 1100 block of Diagonal Road. Ellis fired multiple shots at the victim, Vernon Appleton, 24, of Virginia Avenue, following an argument. Appleton was pronounced dead at the scene.

A reward is being offered by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Task Force and Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. for information directly related to the arrest of Marriece Ellis.

Marriece Ellis has a last known address on Boulevard Street in Akron. He is 24 years old, 6'01" and 160 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Due to the Holidays, detectives believe Ellis may be staying in the Canton area.

Meantime, the Akron Police Department and the Akron Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire in the 1100 block of Diagonal Road. The fire appears to have been started in the dining room area of the house. Smoke damage was reported in all areas inside of the home.

That home was also the place where police say Vernon Appleton killed.

Anyone knowing his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (Crimes). Callers can remain anonymous.

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