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Ohio fugitive captured in Fayette County

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A fugitive from Ohio was arrested in Fayette County on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

According to Fayette Co. Sheriff Steve Kessler, John Wayne St. Clair, 31, was arrested around 9:30PM.

Deputy A.B. Hudson of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office says he was on routine patrol in the Mill Creek area just outside of Mt. Hope when he stopped St. Clair's car for an equipment violation.

Deputy Hudson says when he ran a check; he learned St. Clair was wanted in Ohio for an aggravated weapons charges and drug trafficking offenses.

John St. Clair is being held in the Southern Regional Jail, pending his extradition back to Ohio.

Sheriff Kessler says St. Clair is originally from Fayette County and has apparently been living in the Hilltop area since fleeing from Ohio in January of this year.

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