LOGAN — Police are asking for the public’s help, locating Chad Laughlin who violated his probation and is accused of assaulting a family member.
Smithfield City Police Officer Brandon Muir said Laughlin was released from Logan Regional Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit Tuesday afternoon. He was picked up by a family member, who he later reportedly assaulted, before fleeing.
Muir said Laughlin has previously been charged with other felonies and misdemeanors. He is currently on probation.
Friday, Laughlin barricaded himself in an office building restroom and threatened to commit suicide. After approximately an hour of negotiations with police, he came out and was turned over to medical personnel for treatment.
Muir said Laughlin is 27-years-old and was last seen driving a 2006 white Dodge truck. He is believed to still be in the area.
Anyone with information regarding Laughlin’s whereabouts is asked to call police immediately.