Wanted Fugitive Captured in Joplin

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – A fugitive wanted for several burglaries and thefts in McDonald County and the surrounding area is in police custody.

Craig Vanlue, 27, of Diamond, was captured March 1, 2019 by the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team, with assisstance from other agenices. Vanlue was apprehended in Joplin just west of the Flying J Truck Stop on FF Highway.

Vanlue was a passenger in a stolen car when he was arrested. A handgun and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested as well.

Both suspects were taken to the Jasper County Jail.

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