Escapee wanted by patrol caught in W. Virginia


COLUMBUS – A man who escaped from law enforcement custody at a hospital was located in West Virginia.

On Monday at 11:34 p.m., Jacob Davidson was taken into custody near Chapmanville, West Virginia, according to a press release by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

On Thursday, Davidson escaped from Twin Valley Behavioral Heath Hospital, 2200 W. Broad St.

Davidson was being held on numerous felony charges in relation to a Nov. 10 shooting in Morrow County, that led to an officer-involved shooting with the Bucyrus Police Department.

The patrol thanked the public for their assistance, as well as the United States Marshal Service, West Virginia State Police, Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Detective Bureau, Licking County Sheriff’s Office, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbus Division of Police.

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