FIRST ON 7: Fugitive from Justice Caught in New Martinsville


 A fugitive from justice is back behind bars thanks to the quick reaction from a local police chief.

It all happened Wednesday when New Martinsville Police Chief Tim Cecil noticed Doug Mathews walk out of a business.   

Once Mathews saw Chief Cecil, he took off.   

After a lengthy foot chase, Cecil was able to apprehend Mathews between a couple of houses on Clark Street.

Mathews now faces charges of fleeing an officer and being a fugitive from justice.

Mathews was wanted on charges in Pennsylvania and locally in Wetzel and Marshall Counties.

Stay with 7 News and for further updates on his case.

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