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      UPDATE- Manhunt for fugitive being conducted in Macon County

      Christopher G. Holcomb
      Update- The active manhunt in a wooded area along U.S. Highway 63, north of Jacksonville, Missouri, near the Macon and Randolph county line, for out of state fugitive, Christopher G. Holcomb, has been suspended. Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Macon County Sheriff's Department will continue to be present in the area, and law enforcement agencies will pursue other investigative avenues to locate Holcomb.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with members of the Macon County Sheriff TMs Department, Missouri State Water Patrol, and a canine unit from the Moberly Police Department are currently searching a wooded area along U.S. Highway 63, north of Jacksonville, Missouri, near the Macon and Randolph county line, for a subject believed to be Christopher G. Holcomb. Holcomb is wanted on a felony probation and parole warrant issued from the State of Louisiana, and another felony warrant for drugs and assault issued by Cobb County Georgia. Holcomb is described as being a white male, 30 years of age, 6 foot tall, 165 lbs, and has brown hair. He was last seen at approximately 8:15 a.m., on July 26, 2010, near the area being searched by law enforcement officers. At last sighting, he was observed to be wearing tan shorts and a dark colored sleeveless shirt. Law enforcement authorities urge anyone who observes an individual meeting the description of Holcomb to immediately contact 911, the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (660) 385-2132, or the Macon County Sheriff TMs Department at (660) 385-2062. As with any wanted fugitive, Holcomb should be considered potentially dangerous.Initial contact was made with Holcomb on July 25, 2010 at the Long Branch State Park, near Macon, Missouri, when a Missouri State Park Ranger made contact with Holcomb and a computer check revealed he was wanted by Georgia and Louisiana authorities. At that time Holcomb fled into a wooded area. After a several hour manhunt, law enforcement officers were unable to locate Holcomb. Release from Missouri State Highway Patrol ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
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