SHERIFF: Fugitives wanted for assault in Stanton arrested in Iowa
Two men described by authorities as "extremely dangerous" are in custody in Iowa.
Two men described by authorities as “extremely dangerous” are in custody in Iowa.
Fugitives Cody Murphree and Derek Pederson were arrested Thursday afternoon in Pottawattamie County, according to the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office.
Murphree and Pederson were wanted in connection to an assault in Stanton where they allegedly approached a man and a woman at a Stanton apartment after breaking into the residence and threatening the pair with harm using a firearm.
The men were arrested in the vehicle they allegedly stole from Stanton on Tuesday by a U.S. Marshal task force and Iowa authorities.
Murphree and Pederson are being held on numerous felony warrant in Council Bluffs and will be eventually be returned to Stanton County.
The stolen vehicle taken by Murphree after his escape on Sunday from the Thurston County jail was also recovered earlier this morning in a residential area in Norfolk, authorities said.