Canton police name suspect in assault of 85-year-old; warrants filed against Canton man


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Canton police have announced they are looking for 32-year-old Travonce R. Backie in connection to an assault that left 85-year-old Ralph White hospitalized.

Warrants for Attempted Murder (F1) and Felonious Assault (F2) have been filed for Backie’s arrest.


Police say Backie and the 85-year-old man were involved a crash in the 2600 block of 8th St. NE Saturday night around 10:30.

Backie allegedly punched the victim, Ralph White, in the face and head several times, leaving him unrecognizable.

Bond has been set on the warrant of $500,000 or cash or surety.

JMN will continue to follow this story as more information is provided.