Fugitive wanted in Ohio arrested in Ohio County

Archives
11528536_G_1152853671

A man wanted on an active rape warrant was arrested on Valley Boulevard outside the Wheeling city limits late Wednesday afternoon according to Lt. Nelson Croft with the Ohio County Sheriffs Department.

Around 4:45 p.m. officers were notified by the Hilliard Police Department near Columbus that 34-year-old Thomas Allen Howard was in the area.

Cpl. Clouston, and Dep. Best  with the Ohio County Sheriffs department checked the house, while Lt. Croft stayed in the area checking for Ohio tags when a vehicle pulled up near the house and then quickly pulled away.

Lt. Croft pulled that vehicle over, and Howard was reportedly in the backseat.

He was taken into custody and has been booked in the Northern Regional Jail pending his extradition.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

video

More Video

Ohio Lottery

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter