Updated: Fugitive Apprehended by Law Enforcement Near Chadron


A wanted man hiding in the woods up near Chadron has been apprehended by law enforcement officers.

Justin Pierce is wanted on warrants from Utah and Nevada, but has been living east of Crawford under the name Justin Beck.

Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey previously reported that officers were using the unidentified go-between in trying to get Pierce to surrender.

The search for Pierce began around 5:30 p.m. on Monday when officers went to serve arrest warrants on Pierce which led to him fleeing in his truck. Pierce eventually left the truck and ran into the woods on foot.

Dailey says Pierce has some military training that may have prepared him to survive the night in the cold and wilderness conditions.

Pierce was captured Wednesday from under a pile of hay near Whitney in Dawes County.