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Man wanted for a fatal accident on Monday, found hidden in the attic of a house in Lima

A man wanted for an accident that killed a teenage boy Monday night was caught Thursday night.

Shawnee Township Police Department reports that 21-year-old Dalton Roessler was taken into custody at around 9 a.m. on Thursday evening at a house on Nye Street, Lima. The Lima police made the arrest and received a notice that he was visiting the house frequently. When officers approached the house, people in the house denied that he was there. Officers began to search the house and found a freshly lit cigar in the bedroom and access to the attic. They ordered him to come down from the attic and when they entered he surrendered.

He was accused of stopping on public roads or highways after an accident. Law enforcement officials said Roessler was responsible for Monday night’s accident that killed 17-year-old Sierra Stewart and injured two others. He ran away after the crash. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Roessler is currently in the Allen County Jail.

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