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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Federal fugitive captured in Pulaski County

  • A federal fugitive’s run from the law ended abruptly early Sunday morning after he was captured by the Pulaski County Sheriff Department’s PCERT (tactical) unit.
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  • A federal fugitive’s run from the law ended abruptly early Sunday morning, June 16, after he was captured by the Pulaski County Sheriff Department’s PCERT (tactical) unit.
     
    The federal fugitive, 43-year-old Eddie L. Vaughn, was arrested at a local hotel in St. Robert. Despite his extensive criminal record and reported threats of violence if confronted by law enforcement officials, Vaughn’s arrest occurred without incident.
     
    This event began to unfold Saturday afternoon, June 15, after Pulaski County deputies were contacted by a Lebanon police officer, advising that Vaughn was hiding out at a hotel in the Buckhorn area.
     
    After discovering Vaughn had already left Buckhorn, the ensuing investigation then led deputies to St. Robert, where Vaughn and a female accomplice were located in a hotel room.
    During the arrest, a large amount of a powdery material believed to be a controlled substance was found in the possession of Vaughn and his accomplice. Vaughn was also armed with a pistol at the time of his apprehension.
     
    Both individuals were transported to the Pulaski County Jail where U.S. marshals took custody of Vaughn. The female accomplice remains incarcerated in the Pulaski County Jail, where she is awaiting formal charges.
     
    Vaughn will have state felony charges filed against him in the near future, as well.
     
    Members of the Waynesville and St. Robert police departments also assisted with the search and apprehension of Vaughn.
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