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Shooting suspect arrested after pursuit

PARKERSBURG — A suspect in a shooting and assault from earlier this month was arrested early Thursday morning after a pursuit from Parkersburg to Little Hocking.

Isreal Crumpton, 27, of Detroit, is in custody at the Washington County Jail and faces charges of attempted murder and malicious assault when he returns to West Virginia, Parkersburg Police Chief Scott Elliott said.

Crumpton was identified as a suspect after the Feb. 13 shooting of one man and the beating of another, both from Detroit, Elliott said. Parkersburg Police learned he was returning to the area Wednesday night and set up surveillance in conjunction with the Wood County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police.

The suspect was spotted in a Dodge Challenger on U.S. 50 near the Division Street exit around 12:30 a.m., Elliott said. State troopers deployed stop sticks to deflate the vehicle’s tires, but he continued into Ohio, finally stopping near Arrowhead Road in Little Hocking.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and Parkersburg Police removed Crumpton from the car, Elliott said. Crumpton suffered a laceration on his head and was taken to the Memorial Health System’s Belpre Emergency Department for evaluation, the chief said.

Read more in Friday’s edition of the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

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