AKRON -- Police have arrested a suspect after a man was found dead in Grace Park early Tuesday morning.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says a bystander found the man on the ground next to a park bench around 6:30 a.m.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:47 a.m. as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Mid-afternoon, he was identified by the Summit County Coroner as Antwaun Maurice Smith, 44, who was homeless.

Detectives arrested Edgardo Damien Cheverez, 25, who is also reported to be homeless.

Cheverez was charged with murder and tampering with evidence and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Edgardo Cheverez is scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Akron Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 20.

Grace Park is located on Prospect Street in Akron.

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