STEUBENVILLE - A man wanted on an attempted murder charge out of Frederick, Md., was arrested in Steubenville Wednesday afternoon thanks to some help from electronic crime fighting tools.
City Police reported Frederick County, Md., authorities let local police know they were looking for Brandon Brown, 19, of Frederick and formerly of Steubenville.
He was wanted on an attempted murder charge in connection with a stabbing in Frederick on July 3 during a drug buy.
City Police Chief William McCafferty said Brown was believed to be driving a black Ford Taurus. Frederick County authorities also sent a picture of Brown to Steubenville police.
The U.S. Marshals Service was helping Steubenville police locate Brown by pinging his cell phone, a process through which authorities can use the tracking feature on a cell phone to locate a person. The pinging showed Brown driving around the Labelle hilltop area. Brown then turned off his cell phone, McCafferty said. Officers located the car parked outside a home in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Brown was found on the porch, police reported.
Brown was taken into custody on a fugitive from justice warrant and taken to the Jefferson County Jail, where he was being held without bond pending extradition proceedings.
Another man in Frederick has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit attempted first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first- and second-degree assault and drug charges, according to the Frederick News-Post. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is looking for another man who was in the car when the stabbing occurred, according to the newspaper.