A 31-year-old township man suspected of breaking and entering into a couple of businesses eluded law enforcement for a few hours Friday before he was apprehended around 12:30 p.m.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a follow-up investigation into two break-ins over a two-day period, and as the investigation progressed, a suspect emerged. A deputy went to the house of the suspect, and he fled through a window around 9:45 a.m., Capt. Doug Hunter said.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Apple Creek Police Department, Medway Drug Enforcement Agency and the State Highway Patrol in the investigation and search. Hunter posted a photo of the man on Facebook seeking the public’s help, too, in locating the suspect.

In addition to the other law enforcement agencies, “We were aided by many citizens who indicated they spotted him at various locations,” Hunter said.

Deputies found the suspect at 12:30 p.m. in a house in a development along Cardinal Street, off East Lincoln Way east of Apple Creek Road. He again tried to flee, but he was captured by deputies at the scene. He was booked into the Wayne County Jail on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, obstructing official business and burglary.