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Harrison, Arkansas 72601

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04/16/2013

Federal Fugitive Apprehended

Owen Wheeler

Mine

On Friday, April 12th, 2013, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the U.S. Marshall’s Office in reference to a wanted fugitive Owen Wheeler. Owen Wheeler, age 37, of Everton was wanted for not appearing in Federal Court on charges of Identity Theft and Tax Fraud.

Investigators with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, 14th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the U.S. Marshall’s Office located Wheeler in a remote part of Boone County inside an abandoned mine. Information obtained from witnesses said Wheeler had been staying in the area for a few days. Wheeler was taken into custody without incident and transported by the U.S. Marshall’s Office to a Federal holding facility in Fayetteville Arkansas.

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