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Findlay man captured with help of drone, K-9 unit after fleeing authorities

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Photos: Hancock County Sheriff's Office

MARION TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Findlay man was busted Tuesday after fleeing authorities when they pulled into his driveway to take him into custody for a parole violation.

The Adult Parole Authority received information that 25-year-old Jacob Kelley was staying at an address on CR 248 in Marion Township.

With assistance from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, parole officers went to the residence around 10:37 a.m. Tuesday. Upon pulling into the driveway of the residence, Kelley fled from officers and ran west across an open field and into a woods.


Deputies from the sheriff’s office, troopers from Ohio State Highway Patrol, and officers from the Findlay Police Department secured the perimeter around the area.

The Hancock County UAV team was able to locate Kelley in the woods with a drone.

A sergeant and his K-9 partner were able to track Kelley in the woods before he surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.

Kelley was transported to the Hancock County Justice Center before being turned over to corrections staff.

No injuries were reported in the incident.


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