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UPDATE: Noble County man pleads not guilty in fatal shooting of fiancee

Published: Mar. 21, 2021 at 4:07 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2021 at 3:02 PM EDT
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UPDATE: 4/21/21

CALDWELL, Ohio (WTAP) - A Noble County man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Common Pleas Court to charges that he shot and killed his fiancee.

Tyler Thompson, 28, of Caldwell, faces aggravated-murder, murder and tampering-with-evidence charges in the March 21 shooting death of Leah Brooke Hines, 27, of Caldwell.

Sheriff’s deputies found Leah Brooke Hines, 27, of Caldwell, dead at a home on Outpost Road while responding to a report of a shooting.

Thompson was arrested a short time later at another nearby residence.

Thompson, who is being held without bail in the Noble County Jail, is scheduled to appear at pre-trial hearing at 1 p.m. May 5. A trial is scheduled to begin on June 7.

UPDATE: 3/22/21

CALDWELL, Ohio - WTAP) - A 28-year-old Caldwell man has been charged with murder in the death of his fiancee, who was found dead early Sunday morning by authorities.

Sheriff’s deputies found Leah Brooke Hines, 27, of Caldwell, dead at a home on Outpost Road while responding to a report of a shooting.

Tyler Thompson was denied bond Monday morning during his arraignment in Noble County Common Pleas Court.

According to a post on the Noble County sheriff’s Facebook page, deputies were called to the home about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They arrested Thompson a short time later at a nearby home.

Details about how she died have not been made public.

Thompson is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to help with the investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: 3/21/21

CALDWELL, Ohio (WTAP) - A 27-year-old Caldwell woman was found dead early Sunday morning at a home on Outpost Road in Caldwell, and authorities said a 28-year-old man is in jail awaiting charges in her death.

Neither the victim nor the suspect have been identified.

Noble County Sheriff Jason Mackie and several deputies were called to the home about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to investigate a report of a shooting, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

They found the woman dead, and the man was arrested a short time later at a nearby residence, the post said. The man was taken to the Noble County Jail to await charges.

Authorities obtained a warrant and searched the home, and agents with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called into help with the investigation.

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