UPDATE: Medina man charged with murdering wife and mother-in-law

Robert Dick is accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law on Thursday.
Updated: Aug. 7, 2020 at 7:32 PM EDT
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WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The manhunt is over for a man wanted by Medina Police for a double murder.

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday Medina Police were called to the intersection of Lafayette Road and Baxter Street for a shooting.

That’s when officers made a horrible discovery inside a home at 605 Lafayette.

Medina Police Chief Ed Kinney tells 19 News, “Officers responded to the residence and made entry and discovered two individuals deceased.”

That suspect, 52-year-old Robert E. Dick, was considered armed and dangerous and neighbors were warned to lock their doors, and the Medina County Fairgrounds were even locked down.

Chief Kinney says he put out a BOLO or “be on the lookout” to neighboring jurisdictions, and just before midnight Dick was captured in Wayne County.

“Just moments ago officers did take him into custody near Draway 42 in West Salem,” Chief Kinney said.

The suspect was brought back to Medina from Wayne County where police planned to interview him.

Medina County Prosecutor Forrest Thompson says police knew an arrest was critical to protecting the public.

“It’s critical as time goes on always the potential for more people to " Thompson said.

Prosecutor Thompson says the evidence will be reviewed before determining what charges will be filed.

Return to 19 News for updates.

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