Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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November 21, 2013

Ohio man wanted for homicide arrested in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD — A Cleveland, Ohio, man wanted for homicide was arrested Thursday afternoon by troopers with the West Virginia State Police.

Joshua Lipford, 23, of Cuyahogo, Ohio, was arrested on Union Street at 12:48 p.m. by Trooper J.A. Cook and Cpl. C.I. Fields with the State Police Princeton Detachment. Lipford is wanted by the Cleveland Police Department for homicide and burglary.

Lipford was brought before Magistrate Susan Honaker for an initial appearance Thursday afternoon. He was then taken before Mercer County Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn, where he waived extradition. Ohio authorities have two weeks to complete the extradition.

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