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Convicted felon arrested following effort between city, Hancock County officers

March 29, 2011

EAST LIVERPOOL - A man wanted for questioning in a Newell burglary was taken into custody at a Woodland Hills apartment Monday afternoon.

According to the initial report, Hancock County officers were looking for Gregory A. Dailey, 23, and had reason to believe that Dailey was at a 514 Wilbert Ave. apartment.

Hancock County Detective Art Watson and two deputies requested assistance from the East Liverpool department, and city officers obtained a search warrant.

At approximately 1:51 p.m. Monday, the officers converged at the Woodland Hills apartment and executed the search warrant.

According to the initial report, Dailey was in a bedroom behind a locked door. Several attempts were made, and Dailey eventually opened the door.

The report indicates a .380-caliber handgun and two loaded clips were discovered in the bedroom. Dailey is reportedly a felon and not permitted to own or be near a handgun.

Suspected drug paraphernalia was also discovered in the bedroom along with several stolen items believed to have come from an Athens Road, Newell, residence.

Dailey is also a fugitive from justice and wanted by Charleston, W.Va., parole officials, according to the report.

Dailey's girlfriend was present along with two infant children, according to officials.

The investigation is still underway, and further charges are pending once the stolen item identification is complete.

"The Hancock County officers and our guys did a great job serving the warrant and investigating the matter," Det. Don Fickes with the East Liverpool Police Department said Monday.

Dailey will likely appear in East Liverpool Municipal Court today.

In a separate matter, two men were charged with burglary after an investigation early Sunday evening.

East Liverpool officers went to a Haywood Street location after a male said he was currently buying a residence and while he was there cutting down trees, he observed two men inside the home.

The prospective owner said he observed the males trying to run out the door, but he and two of his friends blocked the suspects and called the police.

Ronald W. Boyer, 48, and Aaron S. McDole, 31, were still in the living room when officers arrived. Both reportedly told officers they were just looking for a place to drink some beer.

After an officer noticed a screwdriver on the floor near McDole, both were detained and searched.

According to the report, Boyer had a screwdriver in his back pocket and a small flashlight in a front pocket.

On the living room floor, officers found a box containing a water meter. A black plastic bag containing copper pipes and copper electrical outlet covers was also discovered.

Both Boyer and McDole were charged with burglary.

In East Liverpool Municipal Court on Monday, a cash/surety or 10 percent bond was set at $10,000 for each defendant. Both will appear for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. March 31.



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