Sheriff: Man With Arrest Warrant Jumps Off Roof To Elude Deputies

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says a man with an active arrest warrant exited out a second-story window in an attempt to elude deputies.

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to an address in the Dold subdivision in Liberty Township on Tuesday morning to perform follow-up on an ongoing investigation from the previous night.

The follow-up included an interview with a man who had an active arrest warrant out of Tiffin/Fostoria Municipal Court for theft by deception.

The sheriff’s office says, when deputies arrived at the address, the man, Garland M. Breitigam, 34, exited a second-floor window, jumped off a porch roof and took off running.

After a short foot pursuit, Breitigam was caught and arrested.

A deputy and Breitigam were treated at Blanchard Valley Hospital for injuries.

The sheriff’s office says a charge of obstructing official business will be pursued against Breitigam and the original investigation is continuing.