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Man found fatally stabbed in Windsor Elementary parking lot (UPDATED)

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    Elyria Police Department

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    Elyria Police Department

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    Elyria Police Department


UPDATE: Elyria Police have issued arrest warrants for Phillip Hohn-Tucker, 21, of Elyria, and Joshua Phillip Alexander Hohn, 19, of Prescott, Arizona, in connection with the man found stabbed early this morning morning. The victim, identified as Barry Allen Spreng Jr., 38 of Oberlin, was found in the parking lot on the northwest side of Windsor School. 

Hohn-Tucker was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, and Hohn was charged with murder. A third person, Gloria Louise Watton, 18, of Prescott, Arizona, is considered a person of interest in the case, according to Elyria police, and may be traveling with Hohn-Tucker and Hohn. Detectives are looking for a gray 2007 Hyundai Sonata, with Ohio plates GEH 4810, registered to Spreng. 

Police say suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.


ELYRIA — Police are investigating an apparent homicide after a man was found stabbed in the parking lot at Windsor Elementary School early this morning.

According to a news release, police were called to Windsor Elementary School around 2:21 a.m. for a report of someone passed out in the school’s parking lot. They found a white male with multiple stab wounds. The man, who hasn’t been identified by police pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.

School was canceled at Windsor — and all the other Elyria city schools — yesterday and today because of high temperatures. A robocall sent out to Elyria parents shortly before 1:30 p.m. noted that the crime had no connection to Windsor or any other Elyria school.

Detectives are seeking suspects in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Elyria police at (440) 323-3302.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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