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Suspect jailed after manhunt near Charleston

34-year-old James Owens of East Prairie (Source: Mississippi County SO). 34-year-old James Owens of East Prairie (Source: Mississippi County SO).
The suspect was found shortly after 8 p.m. around three to four miles from where it all started. The suspect was found shortly after 8 p.m. around three to four miles from where it all started.
Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore says police first found the wanted man after a routine traffic stop. Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore says police first found the wanted man after a routine traffic stop.
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) -

Authorities have apprehended a suspect they had been searching for in a cornfield south of Charleston.

34-year-old James Owens of East Prairie faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property. According to the Sheriff Keith Moore, additional charges are pending.

Owens was found shortly after 8 p.m. around three to four miles from where it all started.

The sheriff says they had a deputy stationed in another field, and the deputy saw Owens run into the cornfield.

"We all submerged to that part and surrounded that field, and we all went back to the part he went in and tracked him," said the Sheriff Keith Moore. "And, he was about 150 yards lying back in a cornfield."

Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore says police first found the wanted man after a routine traffic stop.

Moore says Owens ran into a cornfield off of Highway 105.

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department had the cornfield surrounded.

The Missouri Highway Patrol called in search dogs to search for the man.

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