Arizona man will face murder charges in deaths of Kent woman and her unborn child

A Portage County grand jury has indicted an Arizona man in the Nov. 21 shooting deaths of a woman and her unborn child in Kent.

Dawan Rahman Wilson, 44, is charged with four counts of aggravated murder, all unclassified felonies, and a single count of first-degree felony aggravated burglary, according to the indictment filed Thursday.

Wilson was arrested Monday in the Houston area and is awaiting extradition to Ohio. Kent Police Lt. Mike Lewis said Friday authorities do not yet know the details of Wilson's arrest, but it appears it was "without any altercation."

Lewis said Wilson is expected to be returned to Ohio soon.

Two of the murder charges stem from the shooting death of Cheretta Frierson, 35, and the other two with the "unlawful termination" of her pregnancy. Two of the murder counts also stem from alleged aggravated burglary in connection with the murders.

All five counts in the indictment carry a firearms specification.

Police said a South Water Street man called 911 and reported hearing screaming and what sounded like several gunshots coming from a neighbor's home in the 1300 block at about 2 p.m. Nov. 21.

After entering the neighbor's home, officers found Frierson dead at the bottom of the basement stairs, bleeding severely from her face. A young girl and an infant were also found in the home, with no injuries reported to either. Portage County Job and Family Services was notified.

Police say Frierson had also lived in Arizona, but was staying with a family member at the time of her death. The family member was not at home at the time of the shooting.

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