UPDATE: Dangerous fugitive in eastern Idaho back in custody
Julian Paras, KPVI
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POCATELLO (KPVI) — The U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement have found and apprehended a dangerous fugitive on the run.
Matthew James Wright of Fort Hall was caught around 1 a.m. this morning. Authorities found him around the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue in Pocatello where he and another man were in a stolen truck.
Pocatello police tried to pull them over but they took off and ended up crashing the truck. Both took off on foot.
Authorities caught Wright, but are still looking for the man who was with him.
Details on the man who was with Wright were unavailable, and the case is still under investigation. Authorities said they had a lot of help from the public and wanted to thank them for their assistance.
The U.S. Marshal Service says they want everyone to “rest easy” now that Wright is back in custody.