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Fleeing fugitive nabbed in Hawaii

By KTVA CBS 11 News 1:58 PM March 31, 2014

An Anchorage man awaiting trial on felony charges faces two additional counts after allegedly cutting off his ankle monitor and boarding a flight for Hawaii, police said.

Joshua Leigh, 32, was further charged with violating his conditions of release and third-degree criminal mischief. According to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department, Leigh’s Saturday morning escape began when he cut off his ankle monitor at a local hardware store just before 9 a.m. Investigation revealed that Leigh then boarded a flight for Maui.

After APD obtained an extraditable warrant for his arrest, police said Leigh was apprehended by Maui police and returned to Alaska when his flight landed in Hawaii.

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