Summerfield Extradition Hearing Set for Tomorrow
MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — An extradition hearing for the man accused of killing his longtime girlfriend in North Carolina and then going into hiding for the next five-and-a-half weeks is scheduled for Friday.
Fox 8 News has confirmed through the bailiff for Medina County Common Pleas Court Judge James Kimbler that Nate Summerfield will have an extradition hearing at 10:45 a.m. on August 17th.
Summerfiled was taken into custody on Wednesday morning by U.S. Marshals at a hotel in Wadsworth.
Summerfield has been on the run since early July after admitting to a family member that he had killed his longtime girlfriend Lynn Jackenheimer. According to authorities Summerfield and the children returned to Ashland on July 8, 2012 without Lynn. A nationwide manhunt ensued shortly thereafter.
Authorities tracked Summerfield to the Wadsworth hotel after finding his vehicle, a 2009 dark metallic gray Honda Civic with the Ohio license plate FMV 7540, in Michigan on August 8th.
Summerfield had grown a full beard and put up no resistance when arrested. He was not armed according to U.S. Marshal Pater Elliott.
If Summerfield waives extradition, he will then be transported to North Carolina to be tried in Jackenheimer’s murder.