Donald James Leach
Donald James Leach
SPENCERVILLE —A Spencerville man is in Allen County Jail facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of 39-year-old Kristie Lynn Hayhurst of Spencerville.

According to the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Donald James Leach, 51, was present in the home at 457 S. Charles St. in Spencerville when at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, deputies, along with the Spencerville Police Department and Spencerville EMT services, were dispatched to 457 Charles St. in Spencerville in reference to a female victim with a gunshot wound to her head.

Upon arrival, Hayhurst was transported to Mercy Health St.-Ritas by Spencerville EMS, where she was pronounced dead.

Leach, who was present during the incident, was questioned by detectives and later charged in Hayhurst’s death.

Hayhurst’s body was transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office and is was determined that she died from a single gunshot wound to her head.

The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as the investigation allows.