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Fugitive arrested in Proctorville

Published 9:40am Friday, January 27, 2012


PROCTORVILLE — A fugitive from Gallia County was apprehended Thursday morning by officers of the Proctorville police department and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

Beauford Jones, 29, was wanted by the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly escaping from a work release program.

Also arrested with Jones was Lucas Fulks, 28, who was wanted on a probation violation warrant. Fulks had originally been charged with violating a protection order.

Proctorville police received a call at 9 a.m. Thursday that there were two men walking across the 31st Street Bridge and that one appeared to be Jones.

“We patrolled across the bridge but there was negative contact,” Proctorville Police Chief Bill Murphy said. “We patrolled through the village. I contacted Mayor Rick Dunfee and he was at McDonald’s. I asked if there were a couple of guys who looked like they were waiting on somebody and not eating food.”

Dunfee identified a pair fitting that description and with Sheriff’s deputy John Tordiff, the arrest was made.

Gallia County Sheriff’s deputies picked the two up at 9:45 a.m.

Both men were arraigned this morning at Gallipolis Municipal Court.

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