Authorities find missing Plymouth man thought to be armed and dangerous

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:06 PM

A rural Plymouth man, considered armed and dangerous when he was missing last week, has been located.

The mother of Vernon W. Felty, 31, called the sheriff's office Thursday to say her son had been admitted to MedCentral Health System in Mansfield. Major Greg Englund said the woman didn't indicate if Felty had psychological problems and described her as being "very vague."

Felty was released from the hospital Friday, said Cindy Jakubick, director of public relations and marketing.

On Jan. 13, the Plymouth Police Department reported Felty was potentially suicidal at his 1784 Baseline Road home.

A sheriff's deputy interviewed Felty's mother, who said her son wasn't there and she hadn't seen him since the previous Friday. During a second interview on Jan. 15, the mother said she feared Felty, who had a gun when he left home on foot the previous day, might commit suicide, Englund said earlier.

The parents weren't available for comment.

Felty is wanted on a failure to appear bench warrant issued Jan. 24, 2007 from Western County Court in Geneva. Authorities in Ashtabula County said Felty failed to appear for a preliminary hearing on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, improper handling of a firearm and receiving stolen property. Details on the charges weren't available.

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