Fugitive’s attempt to swim to freedom, culminating in the arrest of the police officers, waiting for downstream

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He tried to swim to freedom, but Mother Nature sent him into the river, taking in the place.

A brief attempt to evade police by jumping into a river in North Carolina to be a failure, “they say,” after the officers are just waiting downstream to catch it.

Jesse Lee Boyd, who is wanted by the U.s. Marshall’s Service, was taken into custody in Lake Lure on Saturday.

Jesse Lee Boyd, was caught out by the police department in Lake Lure, N. C., on Saturday, after officers waited for the bridge to float down the road.
Lake Lure Police Department/Google Maps)

The police say that Boyd, who was considered armed and dangerous, fled in a first arrest attempt, at the Geneva Riverside Tiki Bar, where he had worked as a cook. He jumped into the River and was swimming in the direction of the Memorial Highway Bridge in the Lake Lure Police Department said in a statement.


“In the Lake to Lure the Officers positioned themselves on the bridge and on the river bank below, where the Sergeant Gittens, and Officer Tommy Lytle, ordered Boyd to get out of the river, where he met and was taken into custody,” she added.

Boyd, who is currently in jail with a $250,000 bond, and was booked on various Felony charges, 18 misdemeanor warrants out of Des Moines, Iowa for Forgery/Forgery, and other felony warrants with the U.s. Marshalls Office for a Detainer/Fugitive-Dangerous Drugs,” said a police officer.

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