Nebraska officers capture Utah fugitive hiding in woods
Updated: 12/13/2012 4:19 pm | Published: 12/13/2012 10:07 am
CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - Authorities have apprehended a fugitive who was hiding in some northwest Nebraska woods.
Chadron station KCSR reports Justin Pearce was captured Wednesday under a pile of hay near Whitney in Dawes County.
Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey said earlier that officers spoke with Pearce through an unidentified go-between to get him to surrender.
The hunt for Pearce began Monday evening when officers tried to serve him with Nevada and Utah arrest warrants. Pearce escaped in a pickup that was found later near some woods.
Dailey says Pearce has some military training that may have prepared him for the cold and the wilderness conditions.
Information from: KCSR-AM
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