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Fugitive returned to custody

Tuesday, November 6, 2001

BENTON - A fugitive who escaped from custody over the weekend in back in custody according to law enforcement officials.

According to reports, Scott County Deputy Dane Stausing stopped a vehicle Saturday night in the Haywood City area. A subject in the vehicle was identified as 35-year-old David Tyrone Harris of Haywood City, who is wanted by Scott County authorities on six felony warrants including two counts of statutory rape, statutory sodomy, promoting prostitution in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.

Stausing was attempting to take Harris into custody by handcuffing him but Harris was able to break away. Harris fled on foot with the handcuffs attached to one wrist.

Officers from the Scott County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol's K-9 Unit conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate Harris.

Harris was later taken into custody at approximately 4:40 p.m. Monday in Sikeston.