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Grand Jury indicts man who allegedly admitted to killing Mansfield woman he picked up at bar

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 23:21:46-05

ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — An Ashland County Grand Jury indicted 30-year-old Ryan Stroup on 11 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and gross abuse of a corpse in connection with last week's death of a Mansfield mother and grandmother.

Tina Goad’s body was discovered in a wooded area near County Road 1600 in Ashland County January 26.

Investigators said Stroup’s father called police and said his son admitted picking up a woman in an Ashland bar, then killing her.

On Thursday, as Goad’s family held her funeral, new details about her accused killer’s history emerged.

According to court records, in 2017 Stroup’s estranged wife was granted a domestic violence protection order in Geauga County.

Records show in 2018, Stroup was jailed, then placed on probation for violating that order.

The 30-year-old has been charged twice with violating the terms of that probation.

And in 2020, another woman, identified in court records as Stroup’s ex-girlfriend, was granted a domestic violence protection order in Medina County.

The woman wrote in her petition that Stroup “is acting in an extremely bizarre and erratic manner,” and that “he appears to be extremely unstable.”

The woman told a judge, “I am fearful for my safety and for the safety of my unborn child.”

On Thursday, Stroup was charged with violating that protection order on the same day investigators said he killed Goad.

Ashland County’s prosecutor did not release additional details about that violation or what led up to Goad’s murder.

Stroup remains in the Ashland County jail. His bond is set at $5 million.

He’s scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, February 9 on two counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence, gross abuse of a corpse, a gun charge, and violating a protection order.