Rape suspect in custody

LISBON – A day after announcing a search for Richard C. Short, 46, he was taken into custody Tuesday in Lisbon by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

Short, 46, whose last known address was East Washington Street, was being sought by the sheriff’s office and the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. Chief Deputy Allan a sent an announcement in the afternoon on Tuesday notifying the public Short was in custody.

He was being sought after the county grand jury issued a secret indictment in March for charges of rape and sexual battery in connection with alleged incidents involving an unconscious woman in a Lisbon home.