Fugitive San Suhr of North Platte was apprehended Monday, after running away from police twice in two weeks. The first time, he got away; but not the second time.

Police Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson said it started on Monday, June 24, when an officer on patrol in the 2300 block of West 15th saw Suhr walk away from a house, get in a vehicle, and leave.

The officer knew Suhr was wanted for previous charges, so he tried to pull Suhr over near 16th and Sheridan. When the vehicle stopped, Suhr jumped out and ran away. 

Police were unable to find him.  

Johnson said a search warrant was obtained for a backpack that Suhr left behind in the car. The search turned up about 1.9 pounds of marijuana, a gram of THC wax, about 2 grams of meth, a digital scale, plastic baggies, and drug paraphernalia. 

A new warrant was issued for Suhr’s arrest for obstruction, possession of a controlled substance, and delivery/disposal/ distribution/manufacture /possession of a controlled substance.

Suhr turned up two weeks later, on Monday, July 8. An officer was at Walmart Super Center looking into an unrelated matter, when Suhr left the store. The officer tried to detain him but Suhr resisted and ran away again.

Police saturated the area and found Suhr running in the area of Poplar and Francis streets. Officers surrounded him and took him into custody. When Suhr was searched, a clear baggie was found that contained suspected methamphetamine, Johnson said.

Suhr is charged with two counts of meth possession, one count of distribution, possession of marijuana, obstruction, and resisting arrest, as well as failure to appear and probation violation. He is held on bonds totaling $65,000, according to sheriff’s records.

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