DEGRAFF – A woman was fatally stabbed Friday morning in DeGraff, according to Logan County Sheriff Randall Dodds.
Law enforcement officers have apprehended the teen suspect, Brycen Caudill, at a Champaign County residence, 10029 Trestle Road, St. Paris, after authorities received a call from the teen to surrender, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
The victim has been identified as Crystal R. Caudill.
The stabbing allegedly occurred at 207 E. Miami St. in DeGraff around 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.
The 36-year-old victim was taken to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine where she was pronounced dead from her injuries, according to a press release from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and a tracking dog were on the Shelby County/Logan County line helping to look for the teen suspect, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart confirmed.
According to Riverside Local Schools’s Superintendent Scott Mann earlier Friday morning, “We are in a secure building at this time. It is not at the level of lock down.”
Benjamin Logan Local Schools were also not officially on a lockdown, according to school’s Superintendent David Harmon, Friday morning. “We have been in regular contact with the Sheriff’s Department. We always keep exterior doors locked. Our school resource officer and custodial staff have been assigned to be ‘extra vigilant’ as they patrol the halls. All doors are being checked repeatedly, however, per the advice of Sheriff Dodds, we are not officially under ‘lockdown’ orders.”
Logan County Sheriff’s deputies were also assisted by Bellefontaine Police officers and Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Authorities used a drone and a K9 unit to search for the suspect.
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