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Plymouth County Deputies Apprehend Fugitive

Plymouth County Deputies Apprehend Fugitive

(Le Mars) -- On Tuesday evening at about midnight, the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office assisted Union County, South Dakota officials in the apprehension of a fugitive.  Plymouth County authorities was advised of a vehicle pursuit that was occurring in the Union County, South Dakota area.  As a result, Plymouth County Deputies went to the area of Westfield and began to watch for the suspect coming into Iowa.  Deputies were advised that South Dakota had discontinued their pursuit and were about to leave the area when they observed the suspect's vehicle enter Iowa.  Deputies activated their emergency lights and sirens and attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle continued south on Highway 12.  Approximately two miles south of Westfield the vehicle entered a cornfield and deputies did not follow.  A short time later deputies noticed a fire in the field and when they checked on it found a full engulfed 2011 Chevy truck.  As a result of the investigation deputies were able to identify a suspect.  He was located at a residence in Akron at approximately 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, and taken into custody without incident.  Scotty Hughes, age 32, of rural Elk Point, South Dakota was charged with serious misdemeanor eluding and an unrelated charge of criminal mischief in the 4th degree.  Both are serious misdemeanors.  Hughes was held to see a judge.  As a result of the fugitive on the run, the Elk Point-Jefferson, South Dakota school was in a lock-down earlier today.

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