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Dominick Joseph McClung

LONG BRANCH — An escaped felon was captured by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Long Branch on June 28 at approximately 7:50 p.m. after a multi-agency manhunt was in motion in Danville and the surrounding areas.

Law enforcement officers from the West Virginia State Police and the Sheriff’s Office were searching for Dominick Joseph McClung, 18, a murder suspect who escaped in the Danville area.

According to investigators, McClung was an inmate at Donald R. Kuhn Juvenile Detention Center, where he was being held on a murder charge out of Wood County.

Officials say the escape occurred during a transport to/from a hospital for medical reasons, when the vehicle that McClung was being transported in stopped for gasoline at Go Mart in Danville.

Investigators say the vehicle and personnel were associated with the detention center.

McClung was 17 when he was arrested in relation to the death of Karen Yeager, 68, of Parkersburg, last fall.

Prior to his capture, the Magistrate Court of Boone County had issued an arrest warrant for felony escape. As of Monday morning, June 29, McClung was held at the Southwestern Regional Jail on a cash-only, $250,000 bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry@ or at