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Escaped inmate from Welch found in Ohio

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The man wanted after escaping from Steven's Correctional facility in McDowell County has been apprehended.

Charles Wentz was arrested in Lawrence County,  Ohio after stealing from a Family Dollar. Witnesses noticed the thief fled the scene in a red and silver vehicle with a West Virginia license plate.

Lawrence County deputies found Wentz at a local residence, and he attempted to flee from police into a wooded area. Deputies deployed a K-9 unit and were able to located and apprehend Wentz a short time later.

Troopers at the Welch detachment of the State Police say the investigation is still ongoing,  and no further details are being released at this time.

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