Sheriff Jeffrey Paden says that Jacob Harper, age 25, of Newcomerstown is now in custody. The West Virginia Branch of The United States Marshal’s Service took Harper into custody shortly after 1:00 p.m. today. Harper was taken into custody without incident and now awaits extradition back to Guernsey County. Investigator’s said that Harper had altered his hair color in an apparent attempt to change his appearance. Sheriff Paden thanked the Marshall’s Service for all of there assistance with the apprehension of Harper.
Authorities continue to search for Joshua Jackson, age 30 of Uhrichsville ,Oh as a person of interest in the Murder case.