Accused Toledo child rapist, Robert Tibbits, captured in KY - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Accused Toledo child rapist captured in KY

Robert Tibbits (Source: Daviess County Detention Center) Robert Tibbits (Source: Daviess County Detention Center)
(Toledo News Now) -

A Toledo man wanted for the rape of a young child is now in custody.

U.S. Marshals arrested Robert Tibbits Thursday night in Kentucky.

A deputy with the U.S. Marshal's Office says Perrysburg Township police were instrumental in helping track him down. The department forwarded a lead to the U.S. Marshals, who surrounded a trailer where Tibbits was hiding. He eventually surrendered.

"He's still in Kentucky right now. He will be going through an extradition process to Ohio - which he'll be coming back to Toledo to face the music," said Sgt. Joe Heffernan with the Toledo Police Department.

Toledo police say Tibbits could be back in their custody and sent to the Lucas County Jail within the next few days.

Related:

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Accused Toledo child rapist captured in KYMore>>

  • Crime Watch

    Crime Watch

    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases.More >>
    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases. More >>
  • Inside WAFBMore>>

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 15:22:00 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>
  • Video captures brave Starbucks customer taking on knife-wielding robber

    Video captures brave Starbucks customer taking on knife-wielding robber

    Friday, July 21 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:09:13 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-07-22 03:09:13 GMT
    A customer and a robber are locked in an angry embrace at a Starbucks in California on Thursday. (Source: KFSN/Fresno Police Dept./CNN)A customer and a robber are locked in an angry embrace at a Starbucks in California on Thursday. (Source: KFSN/Fresno Police Dept./CNN)

    Ryan Flores walked in to a Starbucks with a knife and toy gun demanding money from a barista. That's when Cragg Jerri saw what was happening, picked up a metal chair and hit Flores in the back.  

    More >>

    Ryan Flores walked in to a Starbucks with a knife and toy gun demanding money from a barista. That's when Cragg Jerri saw what was happening, picked up a metal chair and hit Flores in the back.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly