Tidioute Man Held for Trial In Woman’s Murder

January 9, 2013
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A Tidioute man has been ordered held for trial in the shooting death of a Deerfield Township woman in her home on December 20.

52 year-old Randy Poole was bound over at his preliminary hearing on Tuesday.  Poole is charged in the shooting death of 56 year-old Kathleen Sweeney.

Initial police reports say Poole’s vehicle was spotted late that night just west of Tidioute, although officers had not specified how Poole came to be their suspect.  The vehicle crashed during a brief pursuit.  Police say they arrested Poole after he tried to escape on foot into a nearby wooded area.

Poole had initially been charged with criminal homicide and burglary.

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