Manhunt On For Convicted Felon Who Fled Before Prison, Deputies Say

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Crawford County deputies are searching for a man they say fled with his two young boys when he was supposed to report for prison Thursday.

Michael Pachl was supposed to report in to authorities Thursday to be taken to prison Friday, after being convicted on felony fleeing charges, said Chief Deputy Jim Damante. Instead, Pachl fled in his vehicle with two young boys when deputies showed up to his Cedarville home, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies lost sight of Pachl after he fled the scene. He later parked on the side of a back road and ran off into the woods with the boys, Damante said.

The chief deputy said the boys were later found safe and transported to a local hospital to be checked out. Authorities have not released the ages of the children or their current status.

Investigators continue to search for Pachl. They do not believe he is armed. The suspect will likely face additional charges after his capture, the chief deputy said.