Saturday, April 25, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 7/15/2009

Arrest made in beating death of elderly man


TIFFIN A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of an elderly man during a robbery in his home near Green Springs, Ohio, in November, the Seneca County Sheriff s Office said.

Erica Rowe, 22, was arrested in Erie County today and is accused of taking part in the Nov. 2 robbery and fatal beating of Frank Rios, 80, in his Thompson Township home on County Road 62. Mr. Rios wife, Bette, 69, was seriously hurt during the robbery. Both were beaten with a baseball bat, deputies said.

Ms. Rowe is being held without bond in the Seneca County jail on charges of complicity to murder, complicity to felonious assault, complicity to aggravated burglary, and complicity to aggravated robbery.

A sheriff s spokesman said more information would be released tomorrow.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.