Ashland Highway Patrol Take Man Into Custody Wanted For Burglary In Florida

Troopers Investigating Fleeing Fugitive

Montgomery Township – Troopers are investigating an incident involving a fleeing fugitive.The incident occurred on Interstate 71 near Mile Post 188 in Ashland County during a traffic stop.

On Monday, March 2nd, 2021 at approximately 7:25 pm, a 2003 Infiniti FX35 SUV was northbound on Interstate Route 71, and pulled over for a speeding violation. The vehicle, driven by Kaylinn C. Green, 22 of Houston, Texas pulled over onto the left shoulder, median side. As the trooper was speaking with the driver, the right front passenger, Demetrius Allen Wright, 27 of Cairo, Georgia opened the door, exited the vehicle and ran across all three lanes of I-71.Mr Wright ran into a wooded area east of I-71 where he hid for approximately 2 hours.

With the assistance of the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and K-9 unit, the State Patrol’s Aviation section, and the State Patrol’s Special Response Team, Mr Wright was located hiding up in a tree. Mr Wright was apprehended and taken into custody without further incident. Mr Wright has an active felony warrant for burglary out of De Land, Florida. This incident is still currently under investigation and charges for Mr Wright are pending.

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