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Manhunt ends in arrest

Jessica Cuffman • Oct 24, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Huron County deputies arrested a Cambridge man on an outstanding warrant after he allegedly tried to steal a truck and fired off a shot at someone Thursday afternoon.

Detectives discovered Garry Ellis, 21, inside a home on Derussey Road just north of Court Road in Hartland Township after an extensive manhunt.

They launched the search after Ellis allegedly stole a pickup truck from a cemetery north of the residence where he was found, Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard said.

After Ellis took the truck, another area resident confronted him not far from the home, Ellis fired off a single shot with a pistol, and took off on foot in a nearby field.

Deputies deployed dogs, corralled ATVs to search the area, and sent out an airplane to scope out an aerial view of a nearby railyard to see if he was hiding inside an empty car.

When deputies started knocking on doors in the area, they found Ellis, ran him through the system, and discovered he was wanted on a felony warrant out of Cuyahoga County.

They detained him, and as the search continued, eventually Ellis confessed — he was the suspect they were searching for all along, Howard said.

For more on this story, pick up Friday's edition of the Register.

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