Perrysburg Township Double Shooting Suspect Indicted

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP -- The man accused of shooting and killing two people at a Perrysburg Township business has been indicted for two counts of aggravated murder.  Calvin Neyland could face the death penalty or life without parole if he's convicted.

Police say Neyland shot 44-year-old Douglas Smith and 58-year-old Thomas Lazar outside a warehouse for Great Lakes Windows on Reuthinger Road on September 12th.  He then took the tractor part of a tractor-trailer and drove away from the scene.

The truck was owned by Liberty Transportation, which subcontracts with Great Lakes Windows for shipping.  Perrysburg Township Police say both of the victims were employees of Liberty Transportation.

Acting on a tip, police in Monroe County, Michigan, found the tractor a short time later outside the Silver Blue Motel on Telegraph Road.  As they closed in, police say Neyland tried to drive off in the truck.

Officers took Neyland into custody at gunpoint.  Investigators found a firearm in the pocket of the door, but won't confirm if that was the weapon used in the shooting.  They also towed the tractor away to an impound lot for further processing.

Police believe Neyland was staying at the motel for most of the week, and off and on for the past three months.  They don't know why he was staying there, but may have thought it was a good place to lay low.

Neyland is scheduled to be arraigned on the new aggravated murder charges on September 12th.

Count on News 11 to follow this case as it develops.

Posted by AEB