Manhunt for fugitive in Milan lasts almost eight hours

A Milan police officer helps in the search for fugitive, Moses Miranda. (Photo by John Garlock)

Update: Sullivan County Sheriff Roger Smiley has alerted KTVO that Grundy County Officials now have Moses Miranda in custody.

Watch for continued updates as we receive more information.

Click here to see the release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Office.


Officers from several agencies searched on the ground and from the air in Milan for a suspected felon on Thursday.

The manhunt lasted most of the day.

Sullivan County Sheriff Roger Smiley told KTVO it started around 10:30 a.m. and was called off around 6 p.m.

The target of the manhunt is Moses Miranda, 46, from Chillicothe, Missouri.

Smiley said Miranda is wanted on a felony warrant out of Grundy County.

According to on-line court records, a warrant for Miranda's arrest was issued Wednesday on charges of burglary, stealing and theft of a firearm.

When sheriff's deputies tried to arrest Miranda at an apartment complex on the south edge of Milan on Wednesday, he managed to get away.

Thursday's manhunt started after a resident reported seeing him back at that same apartment complex.

The Milan Police Department, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the ATF tried to flush-out Miranda.

They even brought in a police K-9 to help in their efforts.

The highway patrol brought in its helicopter to search from the sky, while numerous law enforcement officers were on the ground.

When KTVO was on the scene between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., the search was concentrated on the north side of Milan, between the Farmland Foods plant and the intersection of Highway 6 and Highway 5 North.

Throughout the day, Miranda was spotted in Milan a couple of times by residents.

Smiley told KTVO Thursday evening that his office is still busy following up on leads about Miranda's whereabouts.

He said they aren't sure if the fugitive is armed.