Juneau police say they arrested a fugitive, who left a halfway house earlier this week. But not before the man ran from officers trying to apprehend him.
On Sunday, police say 33-year-old Shane McCourt walked away from the Glacier Manor Halfway House.
Lieutenant David Campbell says an officer who stopped to check on a disabled vehicle Tuesday night recognized McCourt as a passenger in the car. McCourt fled on foot, crossing Egan Drive twice near Fred Meyer, before ultimately surrendering to police.
McCourt was arrested and charged with felony escape and resisting arrest. His friend, William Ratliff, was arrested for hindering prosecution.
Both men were taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and were scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Juneau District Court.
- September 2, 2015- President Barack Obama visited Dillingham Wednesday afternoon as part of his trip to Alaska.
- September 2, 2015- The letter covers a lot of ground — outlining the need to develop a deep-draft port above the Arctic Circle and advocating sharing federal revenue from offshore oil drilling with local residents.
- September 2, 2015- The president will travel from the airport to Kanakanak Beach to meet with fishermen and families. He will then attend a cultural performance at the Dillingham Middle/High School.
- September 2, 2015- Everyone from fishermen to local leaders are getting ready for the president’s visit — and have their own hopes for what he takes away.