2 killed in Ohio trucking company


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WALBRIDGE, Ohio — A shooting at a trucking company left two people dead Wednesday afternoon, and a suspect was arrested in Michigan after fleeing the scene in a semitrailer cab.

It was unclear whether Calvin Neyland Jr. worked for Liberty Transportation in Perrysburg Township, or how he obtained the semi cab, township Detective Sgt. Robert Gates said.

A tip led police to a hotel parking lot in Monroe County, Mich., just over the state line, where Neyland was spotted driving the cab toward the exit, said Monroe County Sheriff's Sgt. Geoffrey Kovenich.

Officers in unmarked vehicles arrested him without incident about three hours after the shooting, Kovenich said.

Neyland, 43, of Findlay, Ohio, had checked into the hotel earlier and didn't know the officers were there, he said.

"All he said was, 'I was going to turn myself in,' and, 'The gun's in the door,'" sheriff's Sgt. Rick Galimberti said.

Neyland was being held in Michigan. He has not been charged there, and it was unclear Wednesday night whether he had a lawyer.

Police said they are interviewing witnesses and have not determined a motive. Names of the victims were not released, and no one else was injured, Gates said.

The company is in an isolated industrial complex bordered on one side by soybean fields. The victims had been working inside the building, Gates said, but he would not say where they were shot.

Yellow police tape surrounded the metal warehouse-type building and driveway, and several small evidence markers were placed outside the main entrance.

Chuck Runzo, president of Liberty Transportation, said he had no immediate comment.

Liberty Transportation's corporate office is in New Alexandria, Pa., east of Pittsburgh, according to the company's Web site. Its trucks carry appliances, tires, windows and doors. The company, founded by Runzo in 1978, also has operations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and New England.

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