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Man accused of killing 3, taking daughter to Ohio awaits extradition


QUINCY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A Waynesboro man awaits extradition from Ohio after being accused of killing his estranged wife and two other people after a confrontation over custody arrangements for their daughter and then taking off with the 4-year-old.

Police charged 35-year-old Kevin Cleeves with three counts of criminal homicide for the Friday night deaths of Brandi Cleeves, 25; Vincent Santucci, 28; and Rosemary Holma, 55.

Cleeves and his daughter were found about 250 miles away near Youngstown, Ohio authorities said.

According to the police affidavit, Cleeves told relatives he was trying to contact his wife in order to make arrangements to pick up his daughter at his wife's boyfriend's house in Quincy Township.

Police said Cleeves saw his wife along with Santucci and the girl in a car and confronted the couple in the driveway but was told to get off the property.

When Santucci asked Cleeves to leave, he allegedly opened fire around 9 p.m. Friday and killed his wife, her boyfriend and her boyfriend's mother.

Police said Cleeves then took his daughter and fled the scene and later told authorities he was heading to a relative's house in Michigan.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for Cleeves' daughter and said he was considered "armed and dangerous as well as suicidal."

The alert was canceled after Cleeves' car was spotted outside of a hotel parking lot in Austintown, Ohio, authorites said.

In a statement,police said his 4-year-old daughter was in the car and was safe.

An extradition hearing for Cleeves is scheduled for Monday.