NEW FRANKLIN: Police announced the arrest Saturday of a second suspect, a 14-year-old, in the murders of a New Franklin couple.
The suspect, whom police would not identify other than providing the age, was charged in connection with the bludgeoning deaths of Jeffrey and Margaret “Peg” Schobert in the master bedroom of their Rex Lake Drive home Tuesday morning.
The juvenile was charged with the same crimes as 18-year-old Shawn Eric Ford Jr. — two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary, New Franklin police Detective Mike Hitchings said in a news release.
Ford was arrested Thursday.
Ford was the boyfriend of the slain couple’s 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea Schobert.
Police did not release any information Saturday about the juvenile’s alleged involvement in the brutal slayings.
Investigative records showed the murder weapon was a sledgehammer found by investigators on the bed.
New Franklin Mayor Al Bollas said he was unable to comment on the juvenile’s arrest, or any other related details.
“It might jeopardize the investigation,” the mayor said.
Bollas said additional details could be released Monday or Tuesday.
Chelsea Schobert, who was beaten and stabbed March 23 during an incident in the 1400 block of Andrus Street in Akron, remained at Akron Children’s Hospital recovering from her injuries.
Ford was charged Friday with felonious assault in that incident.
The unidentified juvenile, according to Saturday’s news release, was in custody at the Summit County detention center on Dan Street in Akron.
Ed Meyer can be reached at 330-996-3784 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.