On Tuesday evening, law enforcement officers form at least two different agencies took part in a search for a wanted felon, later identified as Joshua C. Caudill, 31.
According to a Facebook post by Sheriff Steve Cox on the Livingston County Sheriff’s office’s page, on Tuesday evening a deputy attempted to arrest a felon fugitive who then fought with deputy and escaped.
According to a police report from the Chillicothe Police Department at “6:22 p.m., officers responded to Wheeling at the request of a Livingston County deputy that was encountering a problem with a subject that was resisting the officer. The suspect is known to the officer and they were able to avoid arrest and fled the scene on foot. A search of the area by officers failed to find the subject.”
In a later post on Facebook, Cox said, “The suspect is Joshua C. Caudill, 31 wanted on felony forgery allegation since January 2019. Caudill has eluded the officers at this time. Investigation continues and any sightings or TIPS are appreciated, please call dispatch at 660-646-2121. We will submit report to prosecuting attorney for consideration of additional charge(s).”
Caudill is described as a white male, 6 ft. 1 inches tall, 192 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
As of 11:30 a.m., April 3, Caudill still had not been located.
The offer reported no injuries at the time of the incident.
If you have any information please contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, at 660-646-0515