Manhunt suspect pleads guilty to avoid trial

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Clark County man that sparked a three day manhunt pleaded guilty Monday.

Mark Edwards will be sentenced July 2.

He pleaded to several charges including unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, interference of custody and violation of a protection order.

Edwards took off with a 14-year-old girl in March.

He ran off with the same teen once before in September 2013. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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