Kansas fugitives apprehended after twice eluding authorities

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Two people from Ulysses, Kansas, were arrested on Friday in Baca County, Colorado, after twice fleeing from police this week when authorities attempted to arrest them for outstanding warrants.   

A news release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation says on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 40-year old Nicholas D. Moody and 30-year old Brandy Shoemaker, both of Ulysses, were observed leaving Liberal, Kansas, traveling north on Highway 83 in a tan colored Toyota passenger car. At approximately 9:45 p.m., a traffic stop was initiated by the Kansas Highway Patrol, and Moody and Shoemaker fled the scene. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Finney County Sheriff’s Office, the Haskell County Sheriff’s Office, the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, and the Liberal Police Department responded to help locate the vehicle. Once again, the pair eluded police.

On Friday, Sept. 27, KBI received information that indicated that the two might be in Baca County, Colo. At approximately 9 a.m., MDT, the FBI, KBI and the Baca County Sheriff's Office found Moody and Shoemaker, but they again fled authorities. A vehicle pursuit followed, lasting for approximately 15 miles, until the two were forced to surrender near a ravine northwest of Springfield, Colorado.

The Baca County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI took Moody and Shoemaker into custody, where they were booked into the Baca County Jail. Extradition proceedings are expected.

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