A Buckhannon man who escaped from Richland County, Ohio, was arrested recently by Upshur County sheriff's deputies.
According to the police report, 51-year-old William E. Smith of 22 Locust St., Buckhannon, was taken into custody Oct. 5. He was being held as of presstime at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond, which was set by Magistrate Juanita Adams.
Smith was serving time on an aggravated murder charge when he failed to return to custody in May 2008. He was indicted by a grand jury in Richland County in 2009.