After a manhunt that led Chillicothe Police detectives to numerous homes, the Chillicothe Police Department has apprehended the suspect that is accused of breaking into a garage on E Water St. On May 5, 2012 the Chillicothe Police Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of E Water St, where it was reported that the resident had confronted a suspect who broke into his garage and was removing property. During the altercation, it was reported that a shot had been fired. The suspect fled the scene on foot.
On May 7, 2012 the Chillicothe Police Department arrested Robert Hughes, who was located at a home in the 300 block of E. Second St. Hughes was charged with breaking and entering, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a weapon while under disability, stemming from this May 5 incident. Hughes was also wanted in Pickaway County for warrants charging receiving stolen property and possessing weapons under disability and by the Adult Parole Authority for a parole violation. Hughes is considered a suspect in other serious crimes in Chillicothe and those investigations are ongoing. Hughes was incarcerated in the Ross County Jail pending his arraignment in Chillicothe Municipal Court on May 8, 2012.
No photographs of Hughes are being released at this time, due to the investigation still pending and possible witnesses that may be able to identify him in photo line-ups.