9/02 MOST WANTED: Larry Niko Mausali

By: Allison Rhea, Abby Weppler Email
By: Allison Rhea, Abby Weppler Email

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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  • by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM
    Hes what you call a real man to slit someones throat--- cowered. Hope they throw away the key! The ones on here that said you all don't know him like I do, NO THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! You let him slit your throat but hes staying away from mine.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 12, 2009 at 04:30 PM
    i think all these comment posting punks need to just shut up, when they dont know the half of what happend, i think him and his family are going through enough and it dont help nothing for all these comment posting punks to just get so bored with their lives that they have to get on the computer and talk trash about someone they dont even know, i think that if ppl wasnt there when the stuff went down, then they need to stay out of it, cause it might piss off some other ppl that actually know what all went down and why it went down....i think this world has enough problems for everyone to get their nose where it dont belong
  • by ANONYMOUS Location: PKB on Sep 4, 2009 at 06:07 AM
  • by Jr. Location: Washington County on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:52 PM
    So that is what a throat slitter looks like.
  • by Joe Location: Vienna on Sep 3, 2009 at 08:22 PM
    The story does not say what kind of concealed weapon he had. Was it A gun or knife? I hope there will be a follow up. And what about the two other charges? What were they for? Judge Beane set his last bond at $100. So he only had to pay $10 to get out.
  • by trish Location: springfield,tn on Sep 3, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    Ok, What I can't understand is, he missed his sentencing hearing and skipped, now that he's caught he has a chance to skip out again. What's wrong with this picture?
  • by Anonymous Location: parkersburg on Sep 3, 2009 at 07:07 PM
    You mean to tell me there is plenty good reason to break into someone house? You're in idiot! And slitting someones throat? The ONLY good reason for that would be self defense. As for the people saying the people on the last posts sticking up for him are idiots. I meant that I knew them when they were kids, his mom is a sweet lady, yes, he got mixed up in the wrong crowd but that is not excuse for him. He DESERVES to be punished for what he is doing. He obviously NOT learning a lesson by being slapped on the wrist and let out on bond. Make him sit there for a couple years and make him think about what he has done. I agree with Tia, I dont think his family will ever be able to come up with that much to bail him out this time
  • by Anonymous Location: ohio on Sep 3, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    i love ya niko ill visit you people dont even know him like i do he did what he did for a very good reason
  • by Tim Location: parkersburg on Sep 3, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    all one of his friends, family would have to do is put up their house or car and out on bond he goes.. and Im sure it will probably happen. I bet if he was trying to break into one of the police officers house or magistrates house, there wouldnt be a bond set!
  • by lucky on Sep 3, 2009 at 02:34 PM
    I wonder what he planed on doing with a concieled weapon breaking into a house,someone was lucky this time,if there is any bond this time wood co should resort to vigilaneism.
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