Authorities in North Carolina will not seek the death penalty for Nate Summerfield, the Ashland man accused of killing his girlfriend Lynn Jackenheimer last year.
ASHLAND, Ohio - U.S. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force said it was the efforts of the Ashland County community that put Nathan Summerfield behind bars.
Summerfield is accused of killing Lynn Jackenheimer last July and was on the run before being captured at a Wadsworth hotel room more than a month later.
"You stood by our side and came together with us in this same room. You supported us in a way that we had never seen before, now it is our honor to give back to you," said U. S. Marshal Peter Elliot.
The task force took time during its awards ceremony to thank the community. Former Cleveland Brown's quarterback, Bernie Kosar was the guest speaker.
Jackenheimer's mother, Lora Johnson, and other family members were there.
Johnson said the award belongs to each and every person who cared enough about her daughter to send a text, tweet or make a phone call.
"Without them we wouldn't have brought her home and had him arrested," she said.
United States Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force said it was the efforts of the Ashland County community that put Nathan Summerfield, the man accused of killing Lynn Jackenheimer last July, behind bars.
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