September 28th 1:15 PM
Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson announced that deputies continue to gather evidence in the case involving the stabbing of a 93 year old Chester Twp woman who remains hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked in her home by a stranger.
The suspect a 24 year old Ashland man was arrested in Ashland County saturday evening on an unrelated matter and is currently being held for questioning in the Ashland County jail.
Sheriff Hutchinson states that his deputies are working with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Highway Patrol to draw this case to a conclusion. “ Crimes of violence are always troubling but are more so when the victim is an elderly woman. This is a serious matter and we will leave no stone unturned as we continue this investigation" said Sheriff Hutchinson.
Sheriff Hutchinson stated it is the policy of the office to withhold suspect information until the suspect is formally charged. Charges in this case could come as early as Monday afternoon and no further information will be released on this matter until that time.