MANSFIELD -- Four fugitives are among this week's Most Wanted in north central Ohio, according to a list compiled by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Richland County Division.
Richard Simpers, 29, is 5-foot-11, 175 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is wanted for possession of cocaine. Authorities say he has ties to the Mansfield area.
Richard Castle, 49, is 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is wanted for escape. Officials say he has ties to the Mansfield, Marion and Galion areas.
Justin Cordell, 26, is 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for aggravated possession of drugs. Officials say he has ties to the Mansfield and Columbus areas.
Emery Kopina, 49, is 5-foot-7, 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is sought for failure to appear in probation on a domestic violence charge. Officials say he has ties to the Mansfield and Ashland areas.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these fugitives is asked to call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 419-774-3565 or 1-866-4-WANTED.
People also can text the keyword "WANTED" and send a tip to 847411, or go to a link at www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives. Reward money is available, but tipsters also can remain anonymous.