Authoriites in Licking County say they have arrested a person of interest in connection with the murder of a Granville area man.
Detectives with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office say 30-year-old Mark Valentino of Kokomo, Indiana is being held in the Howard County jail on a warrant from Licking County.
The warrant was the result of the theft of firearms from the residence of 55-year-old Hershel Roberts.
Roberts was found dead in his home on North Street Road in McKean Township Monday afternoon.
Valentino was arrested at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday after a 15 mile pursuit in the Kokomo area.
Authorities say he was taken into custody without incident after crashing his vehcile into a ditch in a field.
Licking County Detectives will remain in Kokomo to continue the investigation.