Former Meigs County Deputy Arrested

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A fugitive ex-deputy is now in custody in Washington County.

Former Meigs County Sheriff Deputy Robert P. Tate was wanted for theft and resisting arrest.

Authorities say the 34-year-old was fired and refused to turn in his equipment, including uniforms and a bullet proof vest.

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks says the items were worth $1,000.

Meigs County deputies attempted to meet with Tate Friday.

The ex-deputy is accused of fleeing and wrecking his car in Coolville.

Athens and Washington County deputies helped in the search.

Tate called in to surrender around 4:00 Friday afternoon.

He was arrested without incident.

He is in custody without bond.

This article contributed by WTAP Television in Parkersburg.