Moore was photographed in Archbold in April during a visit to Ruihley Park.
Steve Schlosser, acting Stryker police chief, said Thursday, Oct. 7, that Raymount J. Moore, 20, Stryker, was apprehended after a more than five-hour foot pursuit and search of the Stryker area the preceding afternoon.
Moore was charged with resisting arrest and child endangerment. He was also wanted on an outstanding felony warrant from Lucas County.
Schlosser said in the past, Stryker police had been called on domestic incidents between Moore and his girlfriend.
On Wednesday, at about 11:49 am, Schlosser said he approached Moore to talk to him, when "he threw me a juke move," and fled on foot.
After checking Moore’s identity through the National Crime Information Center computer system, the Lucas County warrant was discovered.
At one point, Schlosser said he and a Williams County sheriff deputy had reason to believe Moore was in his apartment. The pair made entry, and after determining Moore was not there, they discovered his girlfriend’s four-month-old daughter in her crib, unattended. That resulted in the child endangering charge.
Stryker police called in help from the Williams County Sheriff Department, the Stryker Fire Department "for extra eyes, and security," and the Life Flight helicopter ambulance.
"They (Life Flight) are very willing to come out and assist, free of charge," Schlosser said.
Life Flight was on the scene until it exhausted its available fuel and had to return to its Fulton County Airport base.
Also, several private citizens were out, assisting in the search.
At around 3 pm, Dennis Sullivan, a Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio employee and Archbold police auxiliary officer, spotted Moore at the Stryker Athletic Complex, where police believed he was going to meet a friend. Officers believed that friend was to have driven Moore to Toledo.
Schlosser said officers spoke to an individual, who said he was going to try to talk Moore into turning himself in.
It was confirmed that Moore was seen getting into a white vehicle, but apparently he and the driver parted ways before traveling far.
Schlosser said Moore entered a cornfield south of Stryker, and made it to St. Rt. 34. He was spotted walking west on along the highway,
He was eventually apprehended at 5:14 pm in a soybean field on Williams Co. Rd. 20.50, which is Chase Street in Stryker.–David Pugh–Posted 10.7, 4:12 pm