UPDATE: Man Wanted in Steubenville Shooting Given $250,000 Bond


A man wanted by the United States Marshals and Steubenville authorities was arrested on Monday.

The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, assisted by the Jefferson County SWAT and Steubenville Police Department located and arrested Jerek Wesley. Wesley was wanted for Federal Supervised Release Violation, an original charge of a weapons offense, two counts of having weapons under disability, fleeing and felonious assault involving a shooting.

Wesley was caught at a residence located at 1117 Park Street in Steubenville. Deputy United States Marshal Chad Simpson conducted surveillance at the residence and shortly afterward, forced entry and arrested Wesley upstairs. Officers found a loaded Taurus Judge caliber .45/410. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

Wesley was involved in a shooting in the 800 block of North 6th Street in Steubenville on September 16. One man was left with several gunshot wounds.

Earlier last week, Wesley allegedly lead police on a wild chase throughout the city, and after he left the car, officers found a handgun on the floor of the driver’s side that they believed belong to him.

Police are also looking for Jevante Childs, who they consider a suspect in the September 16 shooting.

Wesley’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 1 at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, he was given a bond of $250,000.

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