Weirton police arrest Ohio fugitive

WEIRTON – Weirton police have arrested an Ohio fugitive who has been wanted for sexual assault charges against a minor.

The Weirton Police Department announced Wednesday it had arrested Paul W. Elswick, 33, at 311 Heathermoore Drive in Weirton. The arrest took place after Weirton officers were contacted by law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio.

Elswick has been wanted for the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old female.

Elswick was arranged Wednesday in Hancock County Magistrate Court, according to Weirton police, and is being held at the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail without bond pending an extradition hearing.