Hostage Situation, Homicide Closes Down I-75 Near CincinnatiPosted by J Craig on September 12, 2014
WARREN COUNTY, OHIO — A stretch of Interstate 75 was closed down Friday between OH-63 and OH-122 at about 1:00 p.m. due to a hostage situation, involving a murder suspect from Kentucky. Police stopped a car holding a man, Terry Froman, 41, from Illinois and wanted for killing a 17-year-old in Kentucky earlier Friday. Froman shot and killed 17-year-old, Michael “Eli” Mohney, then took his mother, Kim Thomas, 34 hostage. He then shot and killed the mother before turning the gun on himself.
According to Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon, “Apparently the son intervened and tried to protect his mother, and it cost him his life,” the sheriff said. Froman was arrested by police in Warren County.
From WKRC: Earlier Friday, authorities found the body of her , in the front part of their home in Mayfield, Kentucky, Redmon said. There were signs of a struggle, he said. “What we believe, . The teenager suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and an autopsy was scheduled, said Graves County Coroner Phillip McClain.
Mohney attended Mayfield High School. Students formed prayer circles after learning of the tragedy, and grief counselors and youth ministers were brought to the school, said school district spokeswoman Kim Hamby.
Kentucky authorities were tipped off when a bloodied Thomas was seen trying to flee from a vehicle at a food mart in Paducah, Kentucky, Redmon said. Froman caught her, put her back in the vehicle and fled, he said. That prompted the multistate police search that included the vehicle’s license plate and descriptions of the man and woman inside, Redmon said.
During a standoff with the man in the car, a Local 12 photographer saw officers smash the car window and drag him from the car. He appeared incapacitated, but some movement was seen. He was transported to Atrium Medical Center in non-life threatening condition.
Officials completely closed the northbound lanes of I-75 indefinitely . The southbound lanes of I-75 reopened a short time after 2:00 p.m.
According to the Highway Patrol in Warren County Terry Froman’s injuries were non-life threatening. No description was given from officials as to where Froman’s injuries were inflicted or what they included. Local 12 was told the injuries were minor and he was expected to recover.
Friday afternoon Ohio Highway Patrol received an alert from authorities in Kentucky saying to be on the lookout for Froman. Officials at the time believed he may have been traveling to Ohio, which he was. Froman was spotted along I-75 near the Mitchell Avenue exit. Troopers were able to pull the vehicle over just north of the Monroe exits in Warren County. When police got out of their cars Ohio Highway Patrol said multiple shots were fired from inside Froman’s vehicle.
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