Wanted fugitive caught hiding in a tree in Ashland County


ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol was involved in a pursuit Monday evening in Ashland County.

Troopers pulled over a vehicle headed northbound on I-71 around 7:30 p.m. for a speeding violation, according to a press release.

As the trooper was speaking with the driver, the passenger ran across all three lanes of I-71 and into a wooded area, OSHP reports.

After 2 hours and with the assistance of the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was found hiding in a tree.

He’s been identified as Demetrius Wright, 27, of Cairo, Georgia.

He has a felony warrant for burglary out of Florida, according to a press release.

Charges for the Ashland County incident are pending.

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