Fugitive Wanted for Sex Assault of 13-Year-Old Girl Is Found in Weirton
A fugitive wanted in the Columbus area for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl was arrested after tips led police to a Weirton address.
On Wednesday, the Weirton Police Department received information that 33-year-old Paul Elswick, a fugitive from justice, was staying in the Weirton area. Elswick was wanted for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl in the Columbus area. Officers were warned that Elswick has a lengthy arrest record and could be extremely violent. Police officers were able to find him on Heather-Moore Drive and he was arrested without incident.
He was arraigned by a Hancock County Magistrate and is currently being held at the Northern Regional Jail without bond, as he awaits an extradition hearing.