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Tuscarawas County, Ohio (WJER) - The 36-year-old Coshocton County man facing attempted murder and felony assault charges in connection with a robbery turned shooting near Newcomerstown has been returned to the county jail.

Ian Cultrona had been released on his own recognizance and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. He fled last week to New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and a tip helped authorities locate and arrest him once again. Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Jeff Moore says Cultrona was then handed back over to local authorities Friday.

“We had two of our transport deputies respond to Pennsylvania once we were notified that the Rule 4 hearing was conducted and Mr. Cultrona was to be turned back over to the authorities in Tuscarawas County, Ohio,” he says.

Moore says Cultrona will now appear as scheduled for his trial.

“There will not be any additional new charges against Mr. Cultrona. He does have 90 days to rights for a speedy trial, and that trial has been set for April 4th, 2019,” he says. 

Cultrona was extradited Friday following a hearing in Beaver County court in Pennsylvania. The judge there also denied him bail ahead of being transported back to the Tuscarawas County Jail.

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