An Akron man being sought for questioning in connection with the death of his girlfriend has been arrested far from Akron.
Akron police say authorities in New Mexico caught up with 52 year-old John Pritchard at around 11 PM Friday night, after an hours long search.
"After six hours of an intense manhunt between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico", Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards tells AkronNewsNow.com, "deputy U.S. Marshals and New Mexico state police found and arrested Pritchard without incident just outside of Taos."
Pritchard's girlfriend, 52 year-old Robin Bailey, who lived with him on Patterson Avenue, was found dead inside the home on Tuesday evening.
Lt. Edwards says Pritchard was found operating Ms. Bailey's vehicle, a 2011 Toyota RAV4, and her dog also reported missing was in the vehicle "in good health".
Pritchard is being held in Taos City Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, related to the possession of Bailey's vehicle. He's awaiting extradition back to Akron, where he'll be questioned in connection with his girlfriend's murder.
10/12/11: UPDATE Akron Homicide
Akron police and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the apparent homicide of a 52 year old Akron woman.
the body of Robin Bailey was found inside her Patterson Avenue home Tuesday evening.
She died of an apparent gunshot wound. An autopsy is expected to be conducted today.
Akron Police are now seeking Bailey's boyfriend, 52-year old John Pritchard, for questioning. He lived at the same Patterson Avenue address. Pitchard is described as a white male, 5'11"tall, weighing 195 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Detectives beleive he may be driving Bailey's vehicle a 2011 red Toyota RAV 4 with an Ohio license plate registration of FCC6138.
Lieutenant Rick Edwards says detectives are seeking the public's help in locating Pritchard. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
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