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Fugitive captured

Frank Lewis

July 3, 2013

Frank Lewis


PDT Staff Writer


Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Pike County Sheriff’s Office deputies have apprehended Paul R. Riggs Jr., 30, of Waverly, Ohio. The arrest occurred at approximately 11 a.m. today on Germany Road, approximately one mile south of State Route 32 in Pike County. He was taken into custody without incident.


Riggs had been on the run since June 24, when the vehicle he was driving went left of center, killing Tina L. Ogier, 35, her unborn child and her passenger, Mary Jane E. Cooper, 19, all of Beaver, Ohio and injured a 14-year-old-male passenger.


It was announced Tuesday that Southern Ohio Crimestoppers had offered a “substantial reward” for his capture, and it is not known at this time if someone will collect on that reward.


Riggs had been the subject of a massive manhunt in this area since the crash, and all law enforcement agencies had been looking for him.


Lieutenand Anne R. Ralston, Public Affairs Commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said Riggs has been transported to Pike County Sheriff’s Office and will later be incarcerated at the Scioto County Jail. He is facing three-counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one-count of aggravated vehicular assault.


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