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Fugitive's Run Ends in Tallahassee

A man who escaped from a patrol car in handcuffs in Arkansas last week was found hiding in a Tallahassee home this afternoon.

U.S. Marshals surrounded a home at 18876 Blountstown Highway and found 35 year old Donnie Tubbs hiding inside a dresser, in which he had crafted a trap door.

Marty West with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force says they had to use a taser to subdue Tubbs.

West says Tubbs was initially arrested in Conway County, Arkansas and managed to escape a transport car on Interstate 40 near Morrilton. Authorities there believe he stole a dump truck from a construction site less than a mile away and drove it to Missouri.

West says authorities surrounded a home in Sikeston, Missouri, but Tubbs managed to elude capture there too and steal a car.

West says that car, a 1995 Chevy, was parked behind the home on Blountstown Highway in Tallahassee. He says the rear tag had been changed to a Florida license plate, but there was still a Missouri tag on the front.

Tubbs is being held at the Leon County Jail on escape charges and more.

WCTV has also included the U.S. Marshall's Press Release.


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