Created on Thursday, 26 June 2014 Written by AP
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says nearly 240 people turned themselves in during the first day of a Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in the Akron area.
The program gives individuals with misdemeanors and low-level felonies the chance to resolve their warrants in a church or other community-based setting. The program is being held in Summit County through Saturday.
The event isn't an amnesty program, but judges probably will give consideration to those voluntarily surrendering.
WEWS-TV reports that a Canton woman with a 10-year-old warrant was among those showing up at the surrender site Wednesday in Akron. The TV station reports that 46-year-old Vicki Squibbs said she was tired of looking over her shoulder all the time. She was wanted on a warrant for a probation violation.