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Wanted Maryland man accused of murdering probation officer arrested in West Virginia

HURRICANE, W.Va. – A wanted man is in jail after being arrested Saturday in connection with the death of a Maryland Patrol and Rebation officer.

According to the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Emanuel Sewell of Chevy Chase, Maryland was arrested Saturday along I-64 near Hurricane after police received reports of a person matching Sewell’s description.

Sewell is charged with second-degree murder in the officer’s death.

Deputies say Sewell damaged three police cruisers before being forced to comply after refusing to stop Saturday.

On Friday, May 31, Maryland’s Montgomery County Department of Police was dispatched to a home around 5:50 p.m. to conduct a welfare check on a Maryland Parole and Probation officer. They said the officer failed to report back to work after a check by the Sewell resident, a registered sex offender.

When officers arrived, they found a dead man inside the home, but they said Sewell was nowhere to be found.

The identity of the officer has not been released.

The Hurricane Police Department, the Putnam Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police assisted the West Virginia Southern District of the U.S. Marshal in arresting Sewell.

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