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Man arrested following fatal shooting in Carey




Carey, Ohio —Police say a man is dead and a suspect has been taken into custody following a shooting Sunday in Carey.

According to a press release from the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:57 a.m. deputies received a call from the Carey Police Department requesting assistance for a male subject seen walking down Newhard Street in his underwear.

As deputies were responding to the scene, additional information was received that the male subject was breaking windows of houses and carrying a gun.

When deputies arrived in Carey, they were confronted with a male subject who was allegedly holding a handgun and a knife in the 500 block of North Vance Street, according to the release.

The man, identified as 51-year-old Melvin E. Nash, of Carey, was taken into custody by law enforcement. Nash is currently being held at the Wyandot County Jail on murder charges. Formal charges are expected to be presented to a Wyandot County grand jury at a later date.

Police later found a male victim, identified as 53-year-old Daren B. High, of Carey, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in front of his home at 514 North Vance Street. High was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, where he died from his injuries.

Detectives from the Wyandot County Major Crimes Unit were requested by the Carey Police Department to conduct the investigation.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was contacted to process the crime scene, and the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is currently serving search warrants and conducting interviews, according to the release.

The investigation was delayed after detectives found homemade explosive devices inside Nash’s home at 505 North Vance Street. The Lima/Allen County Bomb Squad and the Toledo Bomb Squad were called to the scene and removed four suspected devices.

Additionally, officers seized a 7.62×39 caliber rifle, a .40 caliber handgun, and a .22 mag revolver from Nash’s residence. Multiple 7.62×39 caliber casings were recovered from the crime scene by investigators.

The investigation is ongoing.

“This is such a tragic event for our community,” Rathburn said in a press release. “On behalf of the village of Carey, our prayers go out to all the families that were impacted by today’s shooting.”

This a developing story. Check back here for updates.

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