UPDATE: ‘Dad’ Charged With Reckless Homicide Expected in Court

PLAIN TWP., Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A man with an Akron address who was living at a Belden Village-area motel is expected in Canton Municipal Court this week, charged with reckless homicide.

He is accused of handling a loaded gun which fired, killing 6-year-old Ka’Marion Dolch of Cuyahoga County on Friday.

37-year-old William Dolch who is the father of the youngster was arrested Friday afternoon after running off from the Knights Inn motel room in Plain Township.

That’s where the incident occurred early Friday morning.

He’s also charged with tampering with evidence for taking off with the gun.

29-year-old Brittany Frank who provided the motel as her address is charged with complicity to reckless homicide for allowing a loaded gun to be present with three children in the room.

The others were not hurt.

The coroner’s office indicates the little boy was shot in the back.

Court documents have the child’s age at 6 and 7, but a date of birth provided in several documents seems to indicate he was 6.

Here’s more from the sheriff’s office:

“Every loss of life is a profound tragedy, and it is particularly difficult when a child is involved,” explained Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family and the entire community. Such incidents weigh heavily on everyone including our first responders.”

The incident remains under investigation and no further details are available at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Bureau, (330)-430-3800 ext. 0.

Citizens can also communicate with the Stark County Sheriff’s Office using the mobile app, which can be downloaded for free via the app store on any smartphone by searching Stark Sheriff Ohio.