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Fugitive Arrested After Authorities Surround Rockport Motel

A fugitive wanted from the state of Kentucky has been arrested in Rockport, Indiana.

William Fulks of Chandler, Indiana was serving the remainder of a 10-year prison sentence at a halfway house in Louisville before jumping a fence and escaping on February 18.

Sunday, deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and Indiana State Police assigned to the US Marshals  Service Fugtivie Task Force surrounded a motel room at the Locust Hill Motel in Rockport.

Authorities said they first used a surveillance team to spot Fulks at the hotel earlier in the day. 

After telling police they would have to take him out of his room in a body bag before he surrendered, law enforcement moved in and used a taser to take him into custody.

Fulks was originally convicted of manufacturing meth and bail jumping.

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