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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  • by Arkansasvictim Location: Arkansas on Nov 23, 2010 at 08:31 AM
    I didn't know anything about the girl. Do you know a name? This guy and his family have repeatedly hit my moms house.
  • by redneck1 Location: tallahassee on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    im glad another bad guy is off the steet now i feel safeer tha my child can go out side now and yes it was stupid to follow his girl friend that was caught with him in the fist place dumb dumb
  • by dog Location: gone on Nov 4, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    Is tallahassee on a list of places for stupid criminals to go ?
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