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DNR officers arrest fugitive wanted in two states

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Conservation officers from the DNR arrested a fugitive Monday who led officers on a lengthy vehicle and foot pursuit through two Michigan counties.

Randon Goebel, 21, of Waldron, Michigan was wanted in Ohio after failing to appear for sentencing on a felony abduction charge and violation of a personal protection order.

He also had four bench warrants issued in Michigan for failing to appear in court.

Authorities said DNR conservation officer Carter Woodwyk was investigating a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at the Lost Nations State Game Area when he stopped a Dodge Durango after it pulled out of the parking lot onto a road.

The officer approached the vehicle and asked the driver, later identified as Goebel, for his ID.

Goebel complied with the request but when the officer returned to his vehicle to run the identification, Goebel fled in his vehicle.

Woodwyk pursued Goebel from Hillsdale County to Lenawee County. Goebel then abandoned the SUV and ran on foot near the Michigan-Ohio border.

Other conservation officers, including K-9 units, assisted Woodwyk with creating a perimeter and tracking Goebel.

They found him hiding in a cornfield. He surrendered without further incident.

Goebel was returned to Ohio where he is being held in the Williams County Jail. 

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