Suspect Escapes From Paulding County Sheriff Deputy

PAULDING, Ohio - The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect who escaped from a deputy while he was being transported to jail. 

WTOL 11 reports 32-year-old Branden Powell was being transported to the Paulding County Jail from a mental institution in Toledo. During the drive, Powell attacked the deputy transporting him and took his gun before fleeing. 

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office says Powell is considered dangerous. If you see Powell, they urge you not to approach and instead call 911 to report his location. He is 6 feet tall, weighs 155 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a white and brown t-shirt, a brown sweatshirt and white tennis shoes. 

 

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