Investigation of slain New Franklin couple’s daughter widens; more weapons, drugs seized

Summit County sheriff’s detectives are continuing to investigate drug and weapons charges against the daughter of a slain New Franklin couple.

Chelsea Schobert, 18, remained in Summit County Jail on Wednesday, charged with felony cocaine trafficking. An appearance in Barberton Municipal Court has yet to be scheduled.

Her boyfriend, Chauncy Williams, 32, also is being held at the county jail. He was arrested Tuesday on a parole violation.

Schobert’s former boyfriend, Shawn Eric Ford Jr., 19, is also in the jail. He is accused of aggravated murder in the slaying of attorney Jeffrey Schobert and his wife, Margaret, both of whom were found bludgeoned to death last April inside their Portage Lakes home.

Chelsea Schobert is the couple’s adopted daughter. She was the victim of a violent assault last March and was still hospitalized when her parents were attacked in their home April 2.

On Monday, deputies responded to a call of gunfire in the Newport Landings apartment complex in Coventry Township. They later determined the shots came from Schobert’s apartment, deputies said, and one of the bullets passed through a neighbor’s apartment.

Schobert was seen leaving the complex with a man, believed to be Williams, just after the shooting. She was arrested when she returned home Tuesday.

After the shooting, detectives searched Schobert’s apartment and recovered nearly an ounce of cocaine and a 9 mm pistol. They are still looking for an AK-47 rifle they say was fired Monday.

That investigation led detectives to two apartments in the 400 block of Rhodes Avenue in Akron. During a search, two handguns, a marijuana grow system, several marijuana plants and several grams of cocaine were recovered.

Sirjames McCormick, 36, of Akron, was arrested on charges of illegal manufacturing of drugs and illegal cultivation of marijuana.

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