Carjacking suspects captured in Preble County

Carjacking suspects arrested in Preble County. Dustin Righter (left), James Tuttle (right)
Carjacking suspects arrested in Preble County. Dustin Righter (left), James Tuttle (right)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Two men are in custody accused in a carjacking incident.

James Tuttle, 23, and Dustin Righter, 21, both of Etters, Pennsylvania, are being held in the Preble County Jail after their arrests Sunday.

A state trooper spotted the carjacked car abandoned along Interstate 70 in Preble County. He called for help and a deputy later found Tuttle hiding in a ditch holding a shotgun. They then found Righter hiding nearby.

Both were taken into custody. They are accused of carjacking the car at gunpoint from a driver in the 6000 block of Moorefield Road. Deputies say they stole the shotgun from a shed along Moorefield Road.

Investigators also found another stolen car near the crime scene that they say the two suspects stole in Pennsylvania and traveled with into Ohio.

Prosecutors are now working to extradite the suspects back to Clark County to faces charges if aggravated robbery, abduction and breaking and entering.

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