Cowley County fugitive found in N. Carolina

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By Shane Farley
October 24, 2013 - 1:04:05 pm

A Wichita man is back in Cowley County this week after being arrested in another state on multiple felony warrants.

Brent Tremayne Jones, 45, was arrested Sept. 18 in Cumberland County N.C. on warrants out of Ark City Dist. Court for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, forgery, interference with law enforcement, attempting to flee or elude and theft.

He arrived back in Cowley County this week and has bond set at $50,000. Jones had been a fugitive from justice for several months.

Sheriff Don Read said a private company was contracted to pick up Jones in North Carolina. He expected the cost of that trip to be $1,400 or more.

The bill for the trip will be passed along to prosecutors so that it can be factored into Jones restitution, should he be convicted.

Its fairly regular that we get that money back from those who are convicted, Read said. Its something Ive been doing since I was first elected and the county attorney has been good to see that recovery of that cost is pursued.

Court officials could not elaborate on the charges for which Jones was arrested.

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