Willard man fighting extradition to NC

Since fugitive isn't willing to go, Ohio must request the North Carolina governor issue a warrant for his arrest.
Cary Ashby
Aug 27, 2014

 

A Willard man is fighting extradition to Gaston County, N.C.

Richard D. Walker, 46, of 3234 New State Road, is a fugitive of justice on a felony charge of an employee-related larceny. The charge was filed Aug. 8 in the Huron County Clerk of Courts.

Common pleas Judge Jim Conway said since Walker isn't willing to waive extradition, the state of Ohio must request the North Carolina governor issue a warrant for his arrest.

"That would take about a month to issue," the judge told Walker.

Defense attorney Reese Wineman said his client has had a job for quite a while and already made a significant amount of restitution so it's possible the North Carolina case could be resolved before the next local hearing, which is set for Sept. 22.

Walker must post a $5,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail.