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Arrest made in case of missing Sidney man

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SIDNEY — Sidney police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 78-year-old man who had been reported missing for more than two weeks.

Michael J. Wood, 39, of 412 Brookburn St., Sidney, was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, in the death of James Cole, 78.

Mr. Cole was reported missing Oct. 14. At the time, Sidney police reported no evidence of a struggle at his home. The family had asked area residents to check their properties, barns and outbuildings for any sign of him.

The suspect was lodged in the Shelby County Jail.

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