WILLIAMSBURG, OH (FOX19) - Officers and Deputies in two counties are searching for convicted stalker Don Larue.
Hamilton County Sheriffs deputies issued a warrant for Larue after they said he escaped house arrest, but it's what Larue allegedly did hours earlier in Clermont County in his mother's house that spurred the current manhunt.
On Thursday evening, Williamsburg police officers kept an eye on the couple living on the corner of Sixth and Spring in Williamsburg. And many neighbors are now doing the same. Especially after Wednesday night's alleged domestic incident.
"We saw a Williamsburg cop and an Owensville cop in front of the house," said neighbor Chris Shoemake. "And earlier this afternoon, we saw the Sheriff and Williamsburg police here also."
Williamsburg Police Chief Michael Gregory said it all started Wednesday Night at 6:13 p.m. He said that's when Larue started arguing with his mother's long-term, live-in boyfriend; a 72 year old man.
"He got into an argument, assaulted the victim," Gregory said. "Pushing him, I believe, through a coffee table or some kind of furniture. No visible injuries on the victim. Some pain. He wasn't transported or treated to hospital."
Neighbors said they're shocked.
"Considering I live like right there, it's a little bit weird," said Lydia Gilbert. "I never knew that he would do anything like that."
Gregory said the mother called 911. Officers say they then drove out to arrest Larue, but he was already gone.
"His mother currently lives at that residence and I think he was placed there," Gregory said. "I think that's where he was staying while he's on his probation."
Gregory said Larue moved here last fall after he was convicted in October for aggravated menacing in Hamilton County. Gregory said as part of his probation, Larue's required to wear an electronic monitoring anklet. Gregory said after the fight with his mother's boyfriend, Larue took it off.
Larue's mother did not want to speak with us on camera, but off camera, she told us her son is Bipolar and she's taken out an order of protection against him.
"We have no idea where he may have left," Gregory said. "He left the area here in a vehicle.
Police said Larue took off in a 2000 maroon Mitsubishi Montero, Ohio tag ERA 4791.
Officers say Larue should be considered dangerous. It's unclear if he's armed.
Officers also tell FOX19 the U.S. Marshals have also dealt with him after Larue impersonated a federal law enforcement agent.
Larue is now charged by Hamilton County with Escape, Third Degree Felony, and in Clermont County domestic violence. Larue is considered dangerous.
Larue stands five feet eight inches tall, weighs 190 lbs., with gray hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on Larue's whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040 or the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at (513) 825-1500 or the Clermont County Sheriff's Office (513) 732-7500.
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