Woman arrested in Stark County for February murder

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The Columbus Police Department announced the arrest of a 40-year-old woman in connection with the shooting death of a 36-year-old man on the city’s northeast side.

Cassandra Franklin was apprehended on Wednesday by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team in Stark County. She now faces a murder charge for the death of Michael Sarratti, which occurred earlier this year on February 22.

Sarratti was discovered with gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of Rankin Avenue, located just east of Cleveland Avenue in Columbus. He was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical treatment but succumbed to his injuries shortly after.

Authorities located and arrested Franklin in Uniontown. Following her arrest, she was extradited to Columbus and taken into custody at the Franklin County Correction Center.

Franklin’s is expected to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court to address the charges brought against her.

The Columbus Police Department continues to investigate this case and urges anyone with additional information to come forward and assist with the ongoing investigation.