PANDORA/ALLEN COUNTY — At roughly 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, Putnam and Allen law enforcement officers apprehended two subjects after an hours-long manhunt that began last night.

According to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a resident in the area of the Puntam/Allen County line caught two subjects — later identified as Raymond C. Rainer, 33, and Derek L. Leach, 29, both of Wellston, Ohio — stealing tools from an outbuilding shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday. The two men fled the scene, but wrecked the vehicle in which they made their escape, rolling the vehicle on it’s side. Rainer and Leach then worked their way across farm fields on foot.

Deputies with the Putnam and Allen County Sheriff’s Offices and officers with the Pandora and Bluffton Police Departments, as well as a helicopter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, tracked the two, permitting officers to ultimately take both men into custody.