Escapee Sought

HOPEDALE – A manhunt is underway for Benjamin Delguzzi, a Jefferson County Jail inmate who apparently walked away from work detail at the county fairgrounds Tuesday. Helicopters are being utilized in the hunt. Sheriff Fred Abdalla advises Delguzzi to turn himself in. The inmate is facing an escape charge.

He was originally charged in May with domestic violence, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (740) 382-8600.