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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 is considered armed and dangerous, with connections to Huntington, as well as the Dayton area.
Local police and state troopers have not been notified of Wentz’s escape, and were not actively searching in the Dayton area for him.
Authorities in West Virginia urge anyone with information on Wentz’s whereabouts to contact the West Virginia State Police at 304-256-6700.
Welsh, located in McDowell County, is in the southwest corner of West Virginia, and is about 130 miles south of Huntington.