Midvale, Ohio - Two men are facing charges after fleeing from a Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday afternoon, causing an area-wide manhunt in Midvale and Barnhill.

The incident began just after noon on October 14 when dispatch received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of West State Street in Midvale with two men inside acting strangely. A deputy was dispatched to the area, located the vehicle, and witnessed two male suspects fleeing from the scene.

The department began a search of the area with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Midvale and Uhrichsville police departments. The search included officers on foot and in cars and the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Unmanned Aircraft and K-9 units. 

After about an hour and a half, 34-year-old Jarrid Famal of Uhrichsville was located in a backyard off of State Street, according to Deputy Rick A. Morrison. He was arrested at the scene and charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. 

The second man, 39-year-old Marc Bolon of New Philadelphia, was found several hours later, at around 5 p.m., hiding in a dumpster at Rich Industries.

“It was closer to 5 p.m. We had a call about him in the Midvale area again. He had run across state Route 250 on Brightwood Road near Backwater Road. Both of our K9 units were used, and he was tracked through the woods to the dumpster behind one of the businesses,” Deputy Morrison explains.

Bolon was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court. He was arrested at the scene and is being charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Morrison says the sheriff’s department wishes to thank the public for their assistance with the search.


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