GUERNSEY COUNTY, Ohio -- A Byesville man who eluded authorities for almost two weeks is now in custody, and faces a bevy of charges in two counties.
According to reports, 27-year-old Brandon Saling led Byesville Police on a pursuit on Friday, Oct. 4 after an officer attempted to pull him over for driving under a suspended license. A K-9 unit from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office was called in to assist after Saling allegedly ditched his vehicle and fled on foot. Officers and deputies tracked him to the area of his home, but were unable to locate him there or nearby, at that time. Saling was spotted in Byesville on Oct. 5, as well, but eluded authorities once more.
Saling was taken into custody earlier this week, and now faces charges that include violating a protection order, criminal trespass, failure to comply with the order of a police officer, driving under suspension, and assault. Saling is also wanted for child endangerment in Noble County.
Saling remains in custody in the Guernsey County Jail. He is scheduled to appear for an indigency hearing on Thursday afternoon.