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2 men arrested after allegedly firing shotgun in yard and getting belligerent with police

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 15:00:58-04

AKRON, Ohio — Two men were arrested following a disorderly conduct incident in Akron on Friday, according to the Akron Police Department.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of Collinwood Avenue around 1:30 p.m. after receiving a call that a drunk man was firing a shotgun in a front yard, police said.

Once on scene, officers found Paul Morgan, 58, and Roger Gemmel, 57, inside a home with the front door opened. Officers secured the house and attempted to get the men to come out, according to police.

Morgan and Gemmel exited the house but became belligerent and refused to obey commands, police said.

Officers say they were able to place both Morgan and Gemmel in handcuffs and in the back of their cruisers.

After being placed in a cruiser, Gemmel began kicking the windows of the cruiser from the backseat. He was taken out of the car and placed in the back of a patrol wagon, police said.

Morgan was charged with weapons under disability, inducing panic, weapons while intoxicated and discharging firearms.

Gemmel was charged with molesting police property, obstructing official business and disorderly conduct.

The two were booked into the Summit County Jail.