A 49-year-old Lake Township man is accused of going on a multi-day shooting and vandalism spree across Stark and Summit counties.

Richard Rhodes is accused of a rampage that included shooting windows at the Hartville Hardware, setting fire to a church in Marlboro Township, damaging a cross at a church in Alliance, shooting an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser and shooting windows at Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices in Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and North Canton.

He allegedly admitted to the spree, which began Sunday, but gave no explanation why when he was arrested by Uniontown and Hartville police at 2:16 a.m. Tuesday outside his house.

“He hasn’t given a reason or motive,” Uniontown Sgt. Mike Batchik said.

Rhodes, who was taken Tuesday morning to the Stark County Jail, has been charged with one count of possessing criminal felonious assault, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property and discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

Tuesday night, Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier announced several additional charges, all felonies: one count each of possessing criminal tools, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and vandalism.

Additional charges are pending from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Hartville, Jackson Township, Marlboro Township and North Canton.

More law enforcement agencies may step forward as they connect him to shootings and vandalism in their communities, Batchik said.

Uniontown police responded to a call at 11:35 p.m. Monday about vandalism at the Hartville Hardware where someone shot out the store windows while a worker was inside.

Authorities examined surveillance video and spotted a white Ford Ranger and were able to make out the license plate number. Police then staked out Rhodes’ home and waited for him to return.

“We were able to make sure we secured him and the weapon without anybody getting hurt,” Batchik said.

Authorities found a loaded .22-caliber rifle in the front seat and 51 spent casings, along with stolen signs in the bed of the pickup.

Rhodes apparently doesn’t have a criminal history, Batchik said. He didn’t know what Rhodes did for a living.

Stark County authorities accused him of trying to burn down the St. Nikolai Orthodox Church on State Street Northeast in Marlboro Township and using a chainsaw to cut down a handcrafted cross at the St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church on South Sawburg Avenue in Alliance. The damage was discovered Sunday morning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol also reported that windows were shot out Monday night at BMV locations in Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls and North Canton.

The patrol said it received a report at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday of windows being shot out at the BMV at 650 Graham Road in Cuyahoga Falls. A patrol supervisor preparing to leave for the scene found the windshield and grill of his patrol car had been shot while parked at the Canton patrol post at 4710 Shuffel Road in Jackson Township.

The patrol later received reports of the windows being shot out at the BMV at 3195 Whitewood St. in North Canton, and the BMV at 17 Fifth St. SE in Barberton.

No injuries were reported.

Rick Armon can be reached at 330-996-3569 or rarmon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @armonrickABJ.