Washington Man Taken Into Custody After Stealing Car (update)

The Franklin County Sheriff’s department is asking for your help finding a suspect who stole a vehicle out of the Lonedell area. A woman called the sheriff’s department around 6:oo this morning after seeing someone breaking into her vehicle. Just prior to deputies arrival the suspect was able to start the vehicle and fled. Deputies chased the subject to Elmwood Church. A deputy was at that position with road spikes. When the subject saw the deputy he crashed in to a tree and fled on foot. Deputies are currently searching for the subject described as a white male. At the time he fled he was wearing dark pants or sweat pants, orange hoodie and a gray sweatshirt tied around his waist. Deputies searching the area located an orange hoodie in the area. It is believed that this may have been the third subject who fled during the arrest attempt on Hwy 47.

KLPW update 11:47

The sheriff’s Department has found the suspect. A K-9 was brought in from Jefferson County along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Air Unit. Deputies located one shirt under a log. The other shirt was observed from the air. A short time later, the subject was observed moving by a deputy on the ground and deputies in the air in the area where the subject fled. The subject again attempted to flee but stopped and surrendered when he observed other deputies coming in his direction. He is identified as David Utz, a white male, age 36 from Washington who had an active warrant for his arrest for felony drug charges.

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