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A murder suspect from West Virginia that was living or staying in Napoleon was apprehended yesterday, with the combined efforts of Napoleon Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.   Police Chief Bob Weitzel reports his office was contacted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s office of West Virginia, seeking help in locating 51 year old Charles Stevens Freeman.  Henry County law officers were informed that Freeman was wanted on two counts of Murder, two counts of Robbery, and two counts of Kidnapping.  Through the investigation, it was determined that Freeman might be at 734 South Perry Street, Apartment 3.   Law officers converged on that location around 3pm Thursday, and Freeman was taken into custody.  He has been charged as a fugitive from justice, and is being held at the northwest Ohio regional jail.   Police Chief Weitzel reports Freeman has been living in the area for some time, and working at a local company; but the warrant for his arrest was just released early Thursday morning.              In connection with that same investigation, Archbold Police were informed that another subject wanted in this same case was living in their village.   Archbold Police, with assistance from Wauseon Police, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s office converged on an apartment at 415 East Lutz Street at 1:48am Thursday.   They arrested 58 year old David Hughes, charging him as a fugitive of justice from West Virginia, and also wanted for two counts of Murder, Robbery, and Kidnapping.  David Hughes is also in custody at CCNO.


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