Recent prison inmate arrested in Blan on nationwide warrant


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A parole violator recently released from prison after serving five years for manufacturing methamphetamine was arrested Saturday in Blanchester, according to police.

Police Chief Scott Reinbolt said late Saturday afternoon an officer was at the apartment complex at 815 E. Cherry St. when he saw Russell Hall milling about. A check of computer files revealed that Hall was wanted on a nationwide warrant for violating his parole, but he had retreated into his mother’s apartment, Reinbolt said. He said a deputy with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office arrived to provide assistance and officers entered Hall’s mother’s apartment with her consent. Hall was found and arrested inside.

“Hall was released from prison in August after serving a five-year prison sentence for manufacturing methamphetamine and was placed on parole,” Reinbolt said. “His parole officer declared him a violator at large on April 7 and the warrant was issued for his arrest.”

Reinbolt said that, after being arrested, Hall informed the officers that he had overdosed on heroin about a week before and had received CPR, and believed he might have a broken rib. The officer therefore had to transport him to Clinton Memorial Hospital so he could be examined by a doctor and cleared for incarceration at the jail. The hospital found no broken bones, Reinbolt said.

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