From the Mansfield Department of Police:
At approximately 8:02 AM Saturday morning, the Mansfield Division of Police and Major Crimes Detectives with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested the suspect in the June 3 stabbing of a 74-year-old woman on Brookfield Drive.
The suspect, 19-year-old Izzac Lawhorn, was located in an apartment at 135 E. Cook Road and was taken into custody without incident.
Mr. Lawhorn has been cooperative with the investigation and has provided detectives with a statement concerning his actions during the assault. Mr. Lawhorn has been charged with “Felonious Assault” (F-1) and was incarcerated at the Richland County Jail pending his first court appearance. Due to the ongoing investigation, we are not releasing any additional details concerning Mr. Lawhorn’s statement.
Detectives were led to Mr. Lawhorn based on evidence collected at the scene of the crime as well as additional information which assisted in identifying him as the suspect in the stabbing. At this time, it is believed that he acted alone during the actual assault, however, the case is active as investigators continue to follow-up on additional information given to them.
We are hopeful that this arrest will not only allow the victim some relief, but also help alleviate any additional community fears, given the randomness of the attack. We ask that you respect the victim’s privacy at this time as she continues to recover.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Richard Clapp at 419.755.9470 or Detective Dave Scheurer at 419.755.9748.
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