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Jefferson County man avoids arrest, faces additional charges

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BROOKVILLE – A 32-year-old Jefferson County man who was able to avoid arrest for three months is now charged with an additional felony for moving from the area.

According to the county’s District Attorney’s Office, Stephen Wensel of Corsica was wanted for various drug-related crimes earlier this year.

Wensel was able to elude authorities from January until he was captured in April in Armstrong County.

The Jefferson County Drug Task Force recently revealed evidence of communications Wensel had with a Clarion County Jail inmate in which Wensel admits to “bouncing around” to avoid arrest.

Wensel is currently jailed in Jefferson County awaiting his preliminary hearing.