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TPD arrests Michigan man wanted in Thursday night murder of woman, assault of two children

Authorities have arrested Jacob Ryan in Toledo on Friday, Sept. 17.
Authorities have arrested Jacob Ryan in Toledo on Friday, Sept. 17.(WTVG)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo Police have arrested a murder suspect wanted in connection with a Thursday night incident near Grands Rapids, Michigan.

Jacob Ryan, of Rockford, Mich., was taken off a Greyhound bus by authorities in Toledo. Toledo Police detectives assisted Grand Rapids Police and the Kent County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to the 7000 block of Cannon Place Drive on a wellness check at about 7:30 pm Thursday night. When they arrived, they found Ciara Paul, 35, of Rockford deceased with apparent stab wounds. They also discovered her two children -- 2 and 5-years-old -- injured inside the residence. The children were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their status is unknown at this time.

Ryan has been charged with murder and assault with intent to murder and is being held at the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office awaiting transport to Michigan.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division at (616) 632-6125.

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