Suspect on the run for nearly two months

Last updated: October 02. 2013 9:25PM - 1874 Views
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Jessie Don Woodhull
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A fugitive who had evaded justice for almost two months was nabbed Tuesday at a highway truck stop near Kannapolis.


Jessie Don Woodhull, 36, address unknown, was taken into custody by Rowan County sheriff’s deputies after police followed a tip that the suspect would be at the Pilot truck stop on Lane Street. He was confined to the Rowan County Detention Center and held on a secured bond of $200,000 from Richmond County and an equal bond stemming from charges in Rowan County, according to a news release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.


WBTV, of Charlotte, first reported the arrest.


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, investigated a mobile methamphetamine lab that had caught fire in early August


In Richmond County, Woodhull faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamines, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamines and two counts of possession of meth precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.


According to the news release, Woodhull was burned during the fire and sought treatment by a burn unit. Police said Woodhull fled the hospital before warrnts for his arrest could be served.


In the ongoing investigation, Woodhull was allegedly connected to a second meth lab in Faith, N.C. In late September, police said, Woodhull sold meth to an undercover law enforcement officer but evaded arrest by fleeing on foot.


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