A Columbus man sought by police in an eight-hour manhunt through Marietta was arrested around 3 p.m. at Kmart on Pike Street.
Marietta police Capt. Jeff Waite and others confirmed the arrest of David Wayne Mosley, 45, at the store this afternoon.
Events started to unfold shortly after 7 a.m. today at the BP gas station on Pike Street. According to Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, the Marietta Police Department responded to a report of a female claiming to have been kidnapped at gunpoint and escaped. City police and sheriff's deputies have plain clothes and uniformed officers and a canine unit in the Norwood area.
David W. Mosley
Shortly before 8 a.m., Marietta City Schools went into lockdown as a precaution, according to the city schools' business manager, Bob Strobl.
The search for Mosley began in the Pike Street and Norwood areas, then focused on Montgomery Street and the area between it and the water plant. Other alleged sightings placed the suspect in the vicinity of Third and Fourth streets.
The incident led to the city's first use of a Community Alert Network, which dials all the numbers in a certain area and leaves a message alerting them to the situation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Marietta police at 373-4141.
According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Web site, www.drc.state.oh.us, Mosley went to prison in 1983 on charges of robbery and aggravated robbery. The crimes were committed in Franklin County.