A deputy with a K-9 officer tracked Wentz for about a mile, where he was found in brush near U.S. 52 and County Road 120, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.
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Wentz was initially incarcerated for fleeing from an officer in a vehicle, felony DUI, grand larceny and other offences, according to the Associated Press.
State troopers in West Virginia said Wentz had connections to Huntington, W.V., as well as the Dayton area. Local police and state troopers said earlier this week they were not notified of Wentz’s escape and not actively searching for him in the Dayton area.
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Lawrence County is Ohio’s southernmost county, which includes the area just across the Ohio River from Huntington, W.V. Welch, W.V., located in McDowell County, is in the southwest West Virginia, about 130 miles south of Huntington.