Police capture fugitive

WARREN – A Hubbard man who led police on a manhunt in Hubbard Township and the surrounding area most of Thursday and half of Friday was being held at the Trumbull County Jail by Friday afternoon.

Ted Frisch was apprehended around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Cornersburg area. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Girard Municipal Court.

Police reported that with the assistance of the U. S. Marshals, Frisch was tracked down and arrested without incident.

Frisch was wanted for failure to appear on robbery, assault and disorderly conduct charges. As a condition of his bond, he was to report to court to have an electronic monitoring device placed on him, according to a news release issued by township police.

Police said Frisch will now face additional charges of resisting arrest. They reported that they will also be investigating whether Frisch was harbored at any time by anyone. If so, police said they will pursue filing charges of harboring a fugitive against anyone involved.

Hubbard Township police Chief Todd Coonce noted receiving assistance from Hubbard Township staff, the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Scene, Liberty, Hubbard City, Weathersfield and Brookfield police departments, the Trumbull County 911 Center and civilians who called with information while Frisch was on the run. The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office was also at the scene. Officers also used a tracking dog.

According to court records, Frisch was initially charged on May 11 in Girard Municipal Court. Coonce said the charges stem from a dispute with his live-in girlfriend, who reported that Frisch had taken her cell phone and assaulted her in the process.

On June 13, Municipal Judge Jeffrey D. Adler set bail at $2,500, of which Frisch posted 10 percent, and required Frisch to be outfitted with an ankle monitor.

On Monday, Frisch failed to report back to court for the hook up of his ankle monitor, prompting officials to issue a warrant for his arrest. Two days later, Frisch also failed to appear for a preliminary hearing and pretrial.

The manhunt started Thursday in and around Hubbard and Liberty after an attempt was made to serve Frisch with a felony arrest warrant after he failed to show in court. Police had gone to Stoneybrook Mobile Home Park to serve the arrest warrant, but discovered he had fled. He ran into a nearby wooded area and the search began at state Route 304 and Gale Avenue across from Hubbard Lumber, police reported.

Frisch remained at large Thursday night and into Friday.

Coonce noted that officers were being aided by Frisch’s cell phone. Frisch had contacted his girlfriend, and officers used the phone’s GPS to get a fix on his possible whereabouts.