Police arrest Goodwill employee they say made threats to ‘shoot up’ stores


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The Canton Police Department has made an arrest following a series of emails and a phone call threatening to “shoot up” a Goodwill Industries Store in the 400 block of 9th St. S.W. in Canton.

Chief Jack Angelo said that a worker at the location had received two separate emails with the threats on Dec. 7. An additional Goodwill location received a phone call making similar threats of violence. Goodwill Industries closed all of their stores as a result of the threats while police and detectives continued to investigate.

On Thursday, detectives investigating the case were able to identify and obtain arrest warrants from the Canton City Prosecutor’s Office. Police said the suspect was an employee of Goodwill Industries.

The suspect, Giovanni Stanley, 29, was arrested and booked into the Stark County Jail on charges of Making Terroristic Threats (F3) and Inducing Panic (F4).