K-9 Helps Capture Fugitive After 5 Hours

A plane and police dog helped capture a suspect hiding in woods Saturday morning. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports at about 7am Saturday, a trooper stopped a vehicle for a speed violation on US 23 North in Ross County.   The driver stopped at

Letsche's Auto Parts on Crouse Chapel Road, claimed to not have identification, and provided false information...as did the two passengers.  The driver then fled on foot when confronted. 

A passenger identified the driver as 31-year-old Brandon Deel of Delaware, Ohio, and records showed felony and misdemeanor warrants along with suspended license and a criminal history.  

About noon the suspect was seen in a heavily wooded area. A plane helped to locate the suspect, and Highway Patrol Canine "Bruno" made the apprehension. 

Deel was transported to Adena Medical Center because the he said his “heart was hurting.”  He was treated and released to the Ross County Jail.

The two passengers were identified as Megan Pruitt and James McMillan, both of Wytheville, Virginia.  Both were incarcerated for obstructing, providing false information, and drug paraphernalia.


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