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Fugitive captured near Ironton

May. 31, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

IRONTON -- A man wanted by police in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia was arrested around midnight Thursday at his mother's home near Ironton.

The U.S. Marshals Service had received a phone call late Thursday indicating Gregory Cox was at the location. The 32-year-old called authorities soon thereafter volunteering to surrender once they arrived at the house on Porter Gap Road, said U.S. Deputy Marshal Michael Blackburn.

The Ashland Police Department issued a bulletin Wednesday evening for Cox's arrest. It said Cox was wanted on charges of auto theft, fleeing police and two counts of wanton endangerment.

Blackburn said similar charges are expected in Lawrence County, Ohio, and Carter County, Ky., along with warrant alleging an escape from home confinement in Cabell County.

Cox was taken into custody without incident. He had been considered a dangerous flight risk.

Blackburn credited the arrest to a collaborative effort between himself and U.S. Marshals in West Virginia, along with a host of other county and local officials in the area.

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