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Sheriff’s Office ID’s suspect who eluded police in New Philadelphia

| October 18, 2023

From Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell:

“The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has learned the identity of the individual who was involved in a multi-agency pursuit last night that ended on Abbey Road near Steele Hill Road in New Philadelphia.”

“The suspect is Joshua Edward Houston, 44, with a last known address of Canton, Ohio. Houston has a long criminal record including drugs, robbery, burglary, thefts, etc. and should be considered dangerous, especially if he feels cornered. He will flee often and is attempting to avoid prison. The United States Marshal’s Office has been pursuing Houston for some time and it is normal for him to steal cars and flee acting in pure desperation and without concern for the safety of others around him or on the roadway. Houston has multiple warrants.

“Please keep your safety a priority and call 911 right away if you see Houston.”

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