An Dayton man wanted for felony domestic violence was the subject of a three-hour manhunt on Friday that began in Englewood.
Police are still looking for 47-year-old Paul R. Matthews, who has a warrant for his arrest.
On Friday afternoon, Matthews left the Clarion Inn, 10 Rockridge Road, before police arrived following a domestic violence complaint there. Matthews fled in the area of Interstate 70 and Ohio 48, where he was believed to be in a field, Englewood police Sgt. Mike Lang said.
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Police blocked the area for a search involving several jurisdictions, including an Ohio State Highway Patrol helicopter. The OSP aviation unit went back to Columbus by 6 p.m., according to the patrol’s Dayton Post.
Lang said Matthews must have fled before the perimeter was established.
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In Englewood, Matthews would only face obstruction of justice charges, Lang said.
However, a warrant for his arrest was issued Oct. 15 following his indictment for felony domestic violence by a Montgomery County grand jury. The charge stems from an Oct. 6 incident in Dayton, online court records show.
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He is not believed to be a threat to the community at large.