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Police Arrest Wanted Fugitive, William Newman in Argos

December 26, 2012

  12/27/12 Wednesday evening police officers from three departments coordinated their efforts and captured a wanted fugitive in Argos.

42 year old William Newman was arrested in the 100 block of North Michigan Street in Argos about 6 p.m.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department notified Argos Police on Wednesday that there was a possible fugitive in the Argos area.  Argos Police then learned that the fugitive was William Newman who was wanted out of both Fulton County and Marshall County.  The Fulton County warrant was a felony drug warrant.

The Marshall County warrant was issued after a high speed chase December 11 when officers attempted to serve the Fulton County warrant on Newman near Lake of the Woods.  After a 15 minute high speed chase at speeds of over 100 mph Newman’s pick-up truck got stuck in a farm field and he exited the vehicle and ran from officers.  Officers from 7 departments, two K-9s and a state police plane assisted in the attempt to apprehend Newman for several hours near Tyner.  Late in the afternoon officers pulled back although they have continued to work on capturing him.

On Wednesday evening police were able to obtain consent to enter the property on North Michigan Street and search for Newman.  As Argos Police approached the front of the building, William Newman opened the front door.  When he saw the officers he slammed the door and fled back inside with officers behind him.  Newman quickly gave up and obeyed verbal commands.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Marshall County Jail without incident.

Argos Police were assisted by officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Plymouth Police Department.