Update: Nebraska Officers Capture Fugitive Hiding in Woods

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Authorities have apprehended a fugitive who was hiding in some northwest Nebraska woods.

Authorities say 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.

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