ANTWERP, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a rape suspect who overpowered a sheriff's deputy in northwest Ohio to escape a transport van has killed himself during a police standoff, ending a manhunt.
Paulding County authorities say 32-year-old Branden Lee Powell shot himself Monday night at his parents' home near Antwerp, southwest of Toledo.
Authorities say Powell was in a crawl space and shot himself as officers were trying to persuade him to surrender.
Investigators say Powell had stolen a gun from a deputy he overpowered during a Friday trip from a psychiatric hospital to jail.
Powell jumped over a seat wearing leg shackles and handcuffs and put the deputy in a headlock, causing the van to crash.
Authorities say Powell forced the deputy to remove the restraints.
(Photo courtesy Paulding County Sheriff's Office)