Two Ful­ton County men fac­ing charges in con­nec­tion with a cold mur­der case were extra­dited to West Vir­ginia recently.

51 year old Charles Free­man of Arch­bold, had been arrested in Napoleon, while 58 year old David Hughes of Arch­bold, was arrested at his home there. Both were detained by area law enforce­ment in con­nec­tion with the 1999 mur­der of two Lewis County, W.Va., women.

They had been housed at the Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter of North­west Ohio pend­ing extra­di­tion.

Hughes and Free­man are fac­ing two counts each of mur­der, kid­nap­ping and rob­bery in con­nec­tion with the deaths of 69 year old Max­ine Stal­naker and 45 year old Mary Friend who author­i­ties report dis­ap­peared from Lewis County 14 years ago.

Offi­cials say a tip led them to arrest the two Arch­bold men.

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