Dangerfield arrested

Ryan K. Dangerfield, 38, of Reading, Michigan, who is suspected in connection with Sunday’s fatal stabbing at a Bryan motel, was arrested around 2 p.m. in Reading. He is being held at the Hillsdale County Jail. JOSH EWERS/Staff

The suspect in a fatal stabbing in Bryan was arrested Monday afternoon in Reading, Michigan.

Ryan K. Dangerfield, 38, of Reading, is being held in the Hillsdale County Jail on a voluntary manslaughter charge out of Bryan Municipal Court, as well as charges of resisting arrest, assault and battery and being a fugitive from justice out of Hillsdale County’s Second District Court.

He was wanted in connection with what authorities say was a stabbing at Colonial Manor Motel on East High Street in Bryan early Sunday morning that led to the death of Dylan Bible.

A first-degree felony voluntary manslaughter charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $20,000.

Dangerfield has an arraignment scheduled for Wednesday in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Dangerfield’s case, the subject of an ongoing investigation, is expected to be brought before a grand jury in Ohio following an extradition hearing. It was unclear Monday whether any additional charges will be brought against him in Williams County.

Dangerfield was arrested by Michigan State Police, assisted by the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office, at a residence on Berry Road, a rural dirt road in Reading, just outside of Hillsdale, Dangerfield’s last known address.

“Over the course of the day we’ve had numerous tips as to what his whereabouts might be, so we’ve been actively looking for him in Hillsdale County,” said Sgt. Dean York with the Michigan State Police “A tip led to a residence where he was arrested after a brief foot chase through a field. No force was used in the arrest of the subject.”

The homeowner at the Berry Road address was not placed in police custody as of Monday afternoon.

Michigan State Police Fugitive Task Force and the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene Monday, with Michigan State Police heading in from the west and sheriff’s deputies from the east, cutting off escape routes by road as they arrived.

Hillsdale County Sheriff’s deputies also arrested 39-year-old Sarah Ann Doyle during a traffic stop Sunday in Hillsdale on charges of accessory to a felony after the fact in Hillsdale 2B District Court.

Doyle is believed to have been in the Pioneer area recently but her last known address is Pikeville, Kentucky,

At her arraignment Monday in Hillsdale, Doyle indicated she had been living in Pioneer with family recently.

According to Hillsdale County Prosecutor Neal Brady, the bloody shirt Dangerfield wore at the time of the stabbing was found in Doyle’s vehicle, though authorities have not commented on how it got there or her exact role in the incident.

If convicted, Doyle could face a maximum sentence of five years and/or up to $10,000 in fines. Doyle will attend a probable cause hearing to see if charges will be pursued and was granted a court-appointed lawyer. Her bond was set at $75,000.

Doyle, too, is expected to be brought before a grand jury to face local charge(s).

In the original incident, Bryan police responded to a report of an assault at Colonial Manor Motel, 924 E. High St., at around 3:22 a.m. Sunday. County Central Communications (911) log records show Williams County EMS was dispatched to the motel at 3:18 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. According to court documents, Bible was stabbed in the left rib cage.

Bible was transported to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers-Bryan, where he was pronounced dead.

Bryan police worked in conjunction with the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Williams County Coroner’s Office as well as Michigan State Police and other agencies on scene Monday to coordinate their efforts.

Williams County Prosecutor Katie Zartman thanked all the agencies for their efforts Monday following Dangerfield’s arrest and encouraged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Photos on Dangerfield’s Facebook page show images of the American Outlaws Association, a motorcycle gang, though his possible gang affiliation has not been confirmed by law enforcement.

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