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Fugitive finally captured!

Kyle Joekel, the man Gage County authorities have been looking for, for almost a year, has been arrested in Louisiana on separate charges.  A source from the Gage County Sheriff’s office confirmed that Joekel was one of 5 suspects being held in Louisiana in connection with a shooting that left 2 deputy sheriffs dead and 2 others injured in a small town about 25 miles west of New Orleans.  Joekel had been on the run since August 21, 2011 after an incident at a bar in Barneston where he made terroristic threats.   A  pursuit ensued into Kansas, down to Marysville and then back up 12th Road to Oketo where he lost control of his vehicle on a tight turn and crashed into 2 parked vehicles and a house.   David Schwartz was arrested that night.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.