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Couple running La Plata cafe arrested by federal agents

The two fugitives were arrested on Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Metropolitan Fugitive Task Force out of St. Louis. (Macon County Sheriff's Office)

On Thursday, federal agents arrested two people who run a restaurant in La Plata.

Agents from the U.S. Marshals Metropolitan Fugitive Task Force, with help from the La Plata Police Department and Macon County Sheriff's Office, arrested Charles Sanders, 42, and Loretta Burgin, 47, both of La Plata.

Task Force Supervisor James Tapp told KTVO Thursday the two fugitives were wanted on felony state warrants out of Oklahoma.

The suspects run The Small Town Cafe on the west side of the La Plata square.

Burgin was taken into custody at the cafe. Sanders was arrested at a residence outside Yarrow, Missouri, where he was doing some work.

Both are being held at the Macon County Jail until they are eventually transferred to Oklahoma to face charges there.

Residents who know the two suspects told KTVO Sanders was going by the name Heath Burgin, and the two apparently told everyone that they were married.

Tapp said the fugitives were boyfriend and girlfriend. Sanders was wanted for violating probation in a previous case. Tapp was not sure offhand what Burgin's warrant was for. We will try to bring you more details on the story as we get them.
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