It started in the community then turned to the home

Charles Edward Eakle II and his wife Anne had been separated for 3 weeks. Fri. she returned home from work about 10:30 pm and found him at her home.

Anne was aware that police were looking for him. He had a warrant out for him on charges of receiving stolen property, theft, forgery, and aggravated menacing. But police had been unable to locate him to serve the warrant. Then he was accused of the stabbing death of a male. The family was aware of the murder.

He was in her home, and I would presume to guess that he would have been pretty desperate. He allegedly began threatening her with a butcher knife and said he was going to kill her.

Allegedly he kidnapped her keeping the knife at her throat, forcing her to drive to Canton. On the way, he stopped and raped her and threatened her again. Then they drove some more. At some point she jumped out of the car and got away. He continued driving and ended up crashing the car and fled on foot.

Eakle is still on the run. He has warrants against him from 4 counties. It is thought he might be hiding out with relatives.

I don't know what to say about this one. He is accused of murdering a man, and police are not discussing the motive. Then he allegedly kidnaps his estranged wife. They do a lot of driving around, she is allegedly raped, then she allegedly escapes and he takes off.

Desperate people will often turn to one of two types of people. A person who they think will help them, or someone they think they can control. It seems as though the violence started in the community then turned to the home in this case.

At last report he is still on the loose.


Thanks to Soobs for the tip on this one. Eakle turned himself in to authorities.



  1. Soobs said,

    May 8, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Looks like they captured him, “without incident.” I hate those words.

    Charles Eakle II, accused of murdering a man Friday in Stark County, was captured without incident Monday by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies, Canton police said.

  2. May 9, 2006 at 5:08 am

    LOL, I know what you mean. If he had resisted they may have been able to taze him or give him a couple of bruises before they locked him up.

  3. Soobs said,

    May 9, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Wouldn’t it be a little bit of justice? Couldn’t they at least have roughed him up? Dang.

  4. May 9, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    An officer with a gun is a lot more intimidating than a woman. People tend to be more meek and mild when faced with an officer.

  5. Soobs said,

    May 9, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    Cowardly wussies.

  6. May 9, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    LOL, I have to say I agree. They can be big and bad when facing a woman or a child. But faced with the law, attitudes seem to change, though a little too late.

  7. know these people said,

    June 20, 2006 at 7:59 am

    This entire family is an endless crime wave. I know the former spouse of a member of the family well and know what they did to that person. Anyone who doesn’t play with them is a target and they are well educated in how to toy with the system. It is a well organized crime family that has finally lost the veneer of being the local colorful characters – thankfully! I don’t know the wife of this guy but I do know that he was only recently released from an Ohio prison.

  8. June 20, 2006 at 10:26 am

    Evidently they must have known a little about him, as he had several warrants and he was also suspected in a murder. Well his attorneys will have their jobs cut out for them now. Seems like he is in a whole bunch of trouble now.

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