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Man accused of murder in Ritchie County, WV, arrested following manhunt

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Police captured a murder suspect after conducting a manhunt for the suspect on Friday.

West Virginia State Police arrested and charged Chester Baughman, 28, of Petroleum for the murder of George Milton Ruble, 26, of Wood County.

Ruble was allegedly shot during an argument over a can of stolen gasoline at Baughman’s home in Ritchie County.

Ruble’s body was found in the woods along Volcano Road in Ritchie County.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office said on their Facebook that they participated in the manhunt along with several other agencies, which included helicopters from the West Virginia State Police and the West Virginia Air Guard.

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that the suspect was spotted from one of the helicopters.

The Wood County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect was apprehended in the woods in Dallison.

Baughman is in the North Central Regional Jail.

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