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Salem man who fled custody captured in Campbell attic

October 24, 2012

LISBON - Derrick Faulkner, the Salem man who never returned to the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center after going to the dentist on Oct. 11, was taken into custody Monday morning in Campbell.

Faulkner, 28, was found in the attic of a home on Worhurst Avenue in Campbell, according to Dean Michaels, leader for the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force. Faulkner had crawled into a cubbyhole and pulled some furniture in front of the space, but officers were able to locate him anyway, Campbell said.

Lindsey Willard, 24, who had been staying in the house in Campbell, was charged with felony obstruction of justice. Michaels said Willard lied when she told agents Faulkner was not in the house.

Willard is in custody of the Mahoning County Sheriff's Department, but Faulkner was turned over to the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department. He is again housed in the county jail and a probable cause of a probation violation hearing has been set for Nov. 15.

Faulkner had pleaded guilty in April to receiving stolen property, misuse of a credit card and forgery. Along with his parents, Faulkner had been accused of taking about $20,000 from Henry Snell, utilizing his stolen checks and credit card.

In August, Faulkner had been sentenced to four years probation with the first six months to be served in the EOCC in Belmont county. At the time of sentencing, Faulkner's attorney, Douglas King, had agreed his client had a drug problem and had suggested treatment at the EOCC would be more effective in getting Faulkner the help he needed instead of just placing him on probation.

Sheriff Ray Stone credited the U.S. Marshals task force with promptly following up on a lead one of his deputies had received on Sunday as to Faulkner's whereabouts.

Michaels said his department has a good working relationship with members of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department.



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