Juneau Police say they’ve arrested a fugitive who was on the run since earlier this month.
Nicholas DeTemple, 26, was wanted for a parole violation on an original charge of misconduct involving controlled substances. He has a criminal history involving drugs and weapons.
Police say an off duty officer recognized DeTemple near the airport on April 6th. DeTemple allegedly came close to striking the officer with his vehicle and then fled the area at high speed.
Officers say they spotted him again April 19th near Glacier Spur Road and conducted a vehicle stop at the Loop Road end of Taku Boulevard. DeTemple, who was a passenger in the vehicle described as a newer model Jeep, surrendered without incident.
No charges are expected against the female driver of the Jeep or another male passenger. But police say it’s possible that DeTemple may face charges stemming from the April 6th incident.
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