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Seneca County Sheriff’s Office investigates stabbing incident in Fostoria




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UPDATE: The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said 23-year-old Jason A. Nigh is in custody as of 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Fostoria, Ohio — On Friday, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distress call reporting a male individual making threats of violence at a residence located at 12400 W. Axeline Rd., Lot 301, Fostoria.

Upon the prompt arrival of emergency personnel, they encountered a 35-year-old male identified as Levi Klotz, who had sustained a stab wound to the head. The victim was swiftly transported by Bascom squad to the Fostoria Hospital Emergency Room, where he received medical attention and was subsequently released.

As the investigation unfolded, it became apparent that the assailant had fled the scene before law enforcement’s arrival. Consequently, additional resources from the Fostoria Police Department and the Tiffin Police Department were summoned to assist in the search. This collaborative effort also included the Fostoria Police Department’s canine unit and the Seneca County drone team. Despite extensive efforts, the suspect remained elusive and could not be located.

Presently, law enforcement agencies in the area are actively seeking a person of interest in the altercation. The individual is identified as Jason A. Nigh, 23 years old, standing at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 280 pounds. Authorities consider him a “subject of interest” in the ongoing investigation.

Sheriff Fredrick W. Stevens commented on the incident, stating, “We believe this was an isolated incident, and alcohol appears to have played a role in the altercation. If anyone possesses information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Nigh, we urge you to contact Deputy Joseph Heabler of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office at (419) 447-3456.”

As the investigation continues, law enforcement is dedicated to unraveling the details surrounding this incident and ensuring the safety of the community. Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.

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