A member of the National Guard is accused of supplying a bogus letter to a judge in an effort to have a driving offense dismissed.
Rodney Dennis, 29, of Akron, is charged with felony uttering, forgery and tampering with records.
Akron police say Dennis was cited in September for driving with a suspended license. At the time, he did not produce a license.
In a February court appearance in Akron Municipal Court, Dennis claimed someone used his identity during the traffic stop, police said. To substantiate his claim, he produced a letter from his National Guard commander in a effort to have his court appearance excused. The judge dismissed the case.
Police say they later learned the letter submitted to the court was forged. Court records show Dennis has been charged three times in the past year with driving with a suspended license. His latest charge came on March 8.