Area Man Wanted by Police is Captured in West Virginia


Michaela Madison Reporting

(Wednesday, December 6th) Wayne County, Ohio – 33-year-old James ‘Bubba’ Schmidt is now behind bars after his arrest across state lines.

On Tuesday the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office turned to the public to try and find Schmidt, who was wanted on a long list of charges including shooting at several police officers and causing damage to cruisers.

Following a brief foot chase, Schmidt was captured in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia by the US Marshals Tuesday afternoon.

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