Burglary, Rape Suspect a Two-Time 'Mr. Football' Winner

North Canton police are still looking for Erick Howard, 20, of North Canton, who they suspect was involved in an Aug. 20 home invasion and rape

Erick Howard is a two-time "Mr. Football" winner who aspired to join the NFL, according to this Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

The grad is also wanted by North Canton police for his possible connection with .

Police arrested two men so far: Michael A. Taylor, who they say drove the getaway car from the apartment in the 1100 block of Sunford Drive early that morning, and Seth. R. Obermiller, 19, of North Canton, who police say helped Howard break into the apartment and rob the two residents.

The two men also raped the female resident, police said.

And now, Howard is the only suspect left.

Scout.com provided this bio of Howard in 2010, while he was a running back on the Hoover High football team. And the Canton Repository uploaded this video to YouTube, featuring Howard as Athlete of the Week in 2008.

Police ask anyone with information about Howard's whereabouts to call 330-499-5911.

Related stories on North Canton Patch:


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something