By Adam Black
The Ashland Beacon
UPDATE WED. 1:30 p.m.: After an extensive search throughout the night, Worthington-Wurtland law enforcement are informing residents it is safe to come out of their home.
According to local law enforcement, the fugitive, which has now been identified as Shawn DeLong, has been captured and is in police custody.
This is the message residents received Wed Morning from GREENUP E0911.
"Thanks for being vigilant and providing tips. The suspect in Worthington was arrested and in custody.
Police said around 7 p.m. Tuesday, an officer pulled up to DeLong who was in a broke down vehicle. After questioning DeLong and receiving wrong information from him, Raceland-Worthington Police was still able to identify DeLong properly, and when they went to arrest him for federal warrants, DeLong ran off. During the foot pursuit, DeLong reportedly struck an officer in the face and was able to flee into the woods. Throughout the evening several local police agencies responded to the area for the search of DeLong including K-9 units and the use of thermal imaging cameras. DeLong was found around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in a vacant house on Franz Drive in Worthington. DeLong now faces more charges for evading police, assaulting a police officer and burglary.
DeLong is being held at the Greenup County Detention Center.
UPDATE 11:27 p.m. : U.S. Marshals , along with the Boyd County Sheriff's Department are assisting in the search.
UPDATE 10:37 p.m.: According to reports on the police scanner U.S. Marshals are on the way to the area.
GREENUP Residents in the Worthington-Wurtland area of Greenup County have been asked to stay inside their homes Tuesday night due to a fugitive on the loose.
The suspect is reported to be a 5-foot-10-inches male with tattoos on his arms and wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and possibly no shoes. If seen law enforcement ask that you call 911 immediately.
According to the Greenup E-911, Alerts went out to residents around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday informing residents about the fugitive on the run by foot. The message was sent out at the request of the Worthington PD and Mayor.
Residents were also warned in all capital letters to not approach the fugitive if seen and to call 911 immediately.
Below is the alert that went out to residents of Greenup County.
“GREENUP E911: Worthington-Wurtland area of Riverside and Franz Dr. Stay inside your homes due to a fugitive on foot in the area. Police are on the the scene. “
“GREENUP E911: Male subject with blue jeans, a black shirt and possibly no shoes. 5'10" with tattoos on arms. DO NOT APPROACH suspect. Call 911.”
“GREENUP E911: Stay in your homes until the area has been cleared by law enforcement. Message sent at the request of Worthington PD & Mayor.”
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.