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Man indicted for allegedly killing wife, mother-in-law

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 21:04:26-04

MEDINA, Ohio — A Medina man has been indicted for the shooting deaths of his wife and mother-in-law.

According to Medina County Court of Common Pleas records, Robert Dick, 52, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder and three counts of kidnapping.

The identities of the individuals who were shot are Robert Dick’s wife, Pamela Dick, 46, and his mother-in-law, Lillian Cox, 84.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 6, officers responded to a home in the 600 block of Lafayette Road for a shooting following a phone call from a juvenile who said his father just shot his mother and grandmother, police said.

The Medina County SWAT team was called up and made entry into the home where the two women were found dead. The suspect wasn’t on the premises.

Dick’s pickup truck was later found in West Salem. A manhunt ensued and Dick was found in the woods near Dragway 42. He was taken into custody without incident, authorities said. He had a handgun on him at the time of his arrest.

The kidnapping charges are in connection with an incident that occurred after Dick abandoned his truck while trying to evade police. In that incident, police said that a good Samaritan offered Dick help when he saw him walking down the street, authorities said.

Dick got into the man’s truck, which was also occupied by the man’s 9-year-old son and 9-year-old nephew, and then brandished a gun and held them at gunpoint, police said.

The man refused to obey Dick's commands and drove to a nearby store. After a period of time, Dick told them to get out of the vehicle. The family ran inside and called police. Dick sat there for a while and then got out of the truck and walked away towards a wooded area and later captured, according to authorities.

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