One fugitive in custody in Calumet


Raymond Ojala, Jr.; 30; Hubbell


Troopers from the Calumet Post of the Michigan State Police say one of two fugitives sought for several months has been arrested.


Raymond Ojala, Junior, of Hubbell, turned himself in at the Houghton County Jail.  He was wanted on a one county felony warrant for Kidnapping-Custodial Interference.

30-year-old Ojala, and 32-year-old Christina Gagnon of Calumet, were being sought for questioning in the ongoing criminal investigation.

Christina Gagnon (Stark), 30, Calumet

They were last seen on Thanksgiving Day around 9:30pm when police were called about a family disturbance. Gagnon and Ojala fled the scene with her 11 year old son and have not been seen since. The boy has not been back to school since the incident and is now considered as a ‘missing endangered child.’

Gagnon, police believe, has been seen in the Green Bay area. She is wanted on several felony counts of Uttering and Publishing and Forgery of checks. Police say her maiden name is Christina Stark, and they believe she may have passed a bad check, or checks, under that name.

The case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending.

Anyone coming in contact with Gagnon should contact the police immediately by calling (906) 337-5145 during business hours or (906) 337-2211 after hours.