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2 arrested after manhunt in Weirton

Updated: Thursday, September 19 2013, 01:59 PM EDT



Two people were arrested after a manhunt in Weirton that lasted more than six hours on Wednesday.

Robert Anthony Hans was arrested on outstanding warrants from Brooke County on two counts of petit larceny and a felony count of conspiracy to commit a felony.

Stephanie McUmar, whose address is listed as Grimm Way in Weirton, was arrested on a charge of obstructing.

According to Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, Hancock County 911 received a call around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that Hans was at a house at a residence on Paradise Lane in the county.

Sgt. Mark Cowden was the first responding officer and, according to the news release, Hans fled the residence just before Cowden arrived at the scene.

A witness told officials that Hans had seen Cowden approaching in his cruiser and took off running into a wooded area. Cowden notified 911 that Hans had fled to the woods and requested that additional officers and a K-9 unit be sent to his location.

Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Weirton Police Department responded to the area of Paradise Lane and Deputy First Class Scott Little deployed his K-9 dog into the woods to track down Hans. Weirton police and Hancock County Sheriff's Office officials searched the areas around Paradise Lane and Kings Creek, but were unable to locate Hans.

Officers continued to search for Hans and received information indicating he may have been in the Main Street area of Weirton and later in the area of Mingo Junction.

At approximately 9 p.m., officers from the Weirton Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office acted on information that they had received that Hans may be at a residence on Grimm Way in Weirton, where Hans was arrested.

When the K-9 unit was returned to her kennel, Officer Little discovered that the dog, named Christina, had suffered an injury to one of her paws.

The dog was taken to Town and Country Veterinarian Hospital where it received seven sutures. Officers said the dog will be off-duty one to two weeks while she recovers from her injuries.

2 arrested after manhunt in Weirton

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