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Update: Suspect Search In Monongalia County Ends

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Updated on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 2:10 p.m.

The Monongalia County Sheriff announced that Arlo Romano was taken into custody Monday night by the Pennsylvania State Police Uniontown Barracks.

Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground returned to normal operations Tuesday, June 28. On their Facebook page, the park said they will have a security patrol cover the park through the end of the week from dusk to dawn.

Original Post:

The search in Monongalia County for a suspect connected to a murder entered its sixth day Monday.

The Chestnut Ridge Park & Campground east of Morgantown remained closed Monday as law enforcement searched for Arlo Whiteoak Romano in connection with the death of Matthew Moore in May.

Monongalia County deputies encountered Romano Wednesday night, but he fled on foot to a wooded area that backs onto Coopers Rock State Forest.

On Friday, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department announced via its Facebook page the closure of the Chestnut Ridge Park after a confirmed sighting of Romano near the entrance to the park’s campground.

Chestnut Ridge Park was closed through the weekend, and on the park’s Facebook page, officials hoped Monday would be the final day of forced closures.

Updated: June 28, 2022 at 2:10 PM EDT
***Editor's note: This story was updated to include information about the suspect's capture.
North Central/Morgantown Reporter, cschulz@wvpublic.org, 304-284-1497, @SchulzReports

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