9/02 MOST WANTED: Larry Niko Mausali

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Updated: Sept. 3, 2009 11:32am

A wanted man who failed to appear in court for allegedly slitting another man's throat has been caught after police say he tried to commit another crime.

Larry Niko Mausali was caught by Parkersburg Police officers around 8 o'clock Thursday morning.

Captain Keith Roberts says officers were dispatched to an attempted burglary on Harrison Avenue.

The owner of the home gave a description of the suspect matching that of Mausali's.

Captain Roberts says around the same time, dispatchers received another call from a citizen who recognized Mausali and knew he was wanted by police.

Officers caught up with Mausali near 17th and Race Streets where he took off and was later caught.

He was arraigned in Magistrate Court and charged with a felony for breaking and entering, and two misdemeanors for fleeing and carrying a concealed weapon.

Circuit Court officials say Mausali is set to appear there sometime next week.

He is currently behind bars in lieu of a $55,000 bond.

Updated: Sept. 3 9:12am

According to the Parkersburg Police Department, Larry Niko Mausali has been captured.

He is being arraigned in circuit court this morning.

Stay tuned to WTAP.COM and WTAP News @ Noon for more details.


In this week's edition of the Mid-Ohio Valley's Most Wanted we have for you a Parkersburg man wanted for Unlawful Assault and Failing to Appear.

Parkersburg Police Chief Gerald Board says, in December, Larry Niko Mausali got into an altercation with another man in a Parkersburg parking lot and then Mausali put a knife to his throat and cut it.

Chief Board says Mausali was charged with Malicious Assault, but later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Unlawful Assault.

Mausali posted bond and was put on house arrest until his sentencing Monday, but Mausali never showed up to court.

"Anytime you use a weapon towards another human being I consider them dangerous, so I wouldn't try to apprehend him, just give the information to us and let us handle that end of it," says Chief Gerald Board.

Mausali faces two to five years behind bars for his Unlawful Assault charge.

Chief Board believes Mausali could still be in the area.

So, if you have any information on where he could be, please call the Parkersburg Police Department at 304-424-8444.

You can catch the next edition of the Mid-Ohio Valley's Most Wanted next Wednesday, on WTAP News at 6.

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