Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2001

Fugitive catpured in Kansas City

August 30, 2001

Several Eudorans reported seeing missing fugitive Douglas Linn Snowden around town to police, Sgt. Greg Dahlem said.

"We did get a few," Dahlem said, although some certainly could not have been him. "He'd already been arrested a couple hours earlier."

U.S. Marshals arrested Snowden Saturday night at a restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., but authorities suspected one of his hangouts was just south of Eudora. He had been on the run since Aug. 20 when he fled from authorities trying to serve him a federal warrant. A short car chase ensued and ended when he left the car and fled on foot near the Douglas-Johnson County line south of Eudora.

Although Eudora police weren't involved in investigating the incident, Dahlem said a driver on Highway 56 told authorities he thought he saw Snowden working on the road crew.

"If anybody heard something at night, they thought it was him," Dahlem said. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

"It doesn't hurt," Dahlem said. "I'd rather have them call and have it be a mistake."

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