Wanted Suspect in Custody

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A subject wanted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office is now in custody.

Sheriff William Barker said around 12:40pm Crooksville Police Chief Bryan Alexander was provided information regarding the whereabouts of Michael F. Clark of Crooksville.

Chief Alexander located Clark in a white SUV which fled. His vehicle was hidden beside his residence.

After surrounding the home the Special Investigations Unit searched the home and located Clark in a hidden/trap door in the bedroom. After several minutes of negotiation Clark was removed from the crawl space and taken into custody.

Officials said Clark was wanted for failure to appear on a possession of fentanyl compound along with pending child support warrants.

He was taken to the Southeast Regional Jail and is facing and is facing additional charges.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.