AKRON, Ohio — A 26-year-old Kent man who was wanted after he was captured on video yelling a racial slur at a woman before allegedly hitting her in the face outside a business in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood made his first court appearance Tuesday since his arrest.
Andrew Walls, 26, of Kent, was wanted on a misdemeanor assault charge and one count of possession of a weapon while intoxicated. He turned himself in without incident Monday.
Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams issued a bond of $25,000 cash surety for Walls. If he posts bond, he will be required to wear a GPS monitor and is ordered to have no contact with the victim.
A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for March 11 at 9:30 a.m.
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