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Transport company must pay expenses in ND escape

September 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A settlement agreement filed Monday in federal court requires a prisoner transport company to pay $70,000 to law enforcement agencies and farmers who helped capture an escaped convict hiding out in a southeastern North Dakota cornfield. Continue Reading

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Megna headed back to Washington after changing plea

January 4, 2012 in WDAY

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) – The sex offender who escaped from a prisoner van and led authorities on a massive manhunt will soon be on his way out of North Dakota. Continue Reading

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Total costs of manhunt for escaped inmate over $50,000

October 7, 2011 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – The bill for the 2 day manhunt of an escaped inmate near Valley City is in, and the company responsible for transporting the inmates may not only have to pay back all of the money, it could also be facing a civil violation. Continue Reading

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Rest area surveillance footage captures scenes from escape

October 6, 2011 in WDAY

Oriska, ND (WDAY TV) – We are giving you an unsettling look at that brazen breakout in Barnes County. The convicted felon fleeing for freedom. Continue Reading

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Local authorities to seek reimbursement form manhunt

October 6, 2011 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Local authorities will open a claim against the California company transporting Megna. Continue Reading

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Manhunt ends with capture of escaped fugitive

October 5, 2011 in WDAY

Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) – An almost 24 hour man hunt for an escaped High risk sex offender is now over. Twenty-nine year-old Joseph Matthew Megna escaped from a prisoner transport van after it stopped at a Tower City rest area late Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading

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Area farmers help drive fugitive from field

October 5, 2011 in WDAY

Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) – More than 50 law enforcement officers helped in that search, and they are crediting one family with playing a MAJOR role in finding Megna. The Smith family gathered a team of 6 combines to harvest more than 80 acres to drive Megna out of that field. Continue Reading

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Valley City schools lockdown during manhunt

October 5, 2011 in WDAY

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) – That massive manhunt for the escaped prisoner caused people to panic all the way to Valley City. The school district immediately went into lock down mode to keep students and staff safe. Continue Reading

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Escaped offender says he ran because “he was starving”

October 5, 2011 in WDAY

Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) – A massive man hunt near Tower City has ended peacefully. Continue Reading