Federal fugitive arrested locally

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — A local man, wanted by federal authorities, has been arrested. 26-year old Lajuan Fitzpatrick was arrested in the 100-block of Kentucky, about noon, Sunday.

Police tried conducting a traffic stop when Fitzpatrick, who was driving, took off. He eventually abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. A K-9 was used to track Fitzpatrick to the home on Kentucky Street.

According to a 2016 press release, the US State’s Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana, unsealed an indictment against Fitzpatrick for murder and drug conspiracy. He’s awaiting extradition to Indiana.

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