- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) - A former State Highway Patrol post commander accused of stalking a subordinate’s wife after their affair has separately been charged with stealing guns that were evidence when he was a patrolman in central Ohio.

The Delaware County prosecutor says two guns were found in fired Lt. William Elschlager’s Marietta home - one firearm that was supposed to have been destroyed, another logged as having been returned to its owner.

No attorney is listed for Elschlager in the theft case. A message seeking comment was left Friday for his attorney from the stalking case in Washington County.

A spokesman says the patrol doesn’t tolerate behavior like Elschlager’s and quickly ended his employment in February after learning of the allegations.

He had been the Marietta post commander.


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