Update: Fugitive Hiding In Wooded Area Caught

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Authorities have apprehended a fugitive who was hiding in a wooded area of northwest Nebraska woods. Justin Pierce was captured Wednesday under a pile of hay near Whitney in Dawes County.

Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey said earlier that officers spoke with Pierce through an unidentified go-between to get him to surrender.

The hunt for Pierce began Monday evening when officers tried to serve him with Nevada and Utah arrest warrants. Pierce escaped in a pickup that was found later near the woods.

Dailey said Pierce had some military training that may have prepared him for the cold and the wilderness conditions.


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