JEFFERSON COUNTY, Missouri (KMOV.com)—Jefferson County Police and U.S. Marshals brought a federal fugitive into custody Wednesday afternoon after he fled from police multiple times.
Officers arrived at a home in rural Hillsboro, Missouri after receiving a tip that Joshua Boker, 34, who was wanted on a federal drug warrant, was hiding at the residence.
Upon arrival, Boker ran out the back door of the home and fled police.
Boker allegedly ran to a nearby gas station where a friend picked him up and took off into Jefferson County.
According to reports, officers stopped Boker’s vehicle on a traffic violation, unaware of the warrant for his arrest. As officers pulled the vehicle over, Boker, who was not driving, got out of the passenger's seat and fled on foot.
Jefferson County Deputies spotted Boker at noon on Mandy Lane and Highway 30. Officers placed Boker in handcuffs, and were walking him to a squad car when he kicked the arresting officer.
He then fled into the nearby woods still handcuffed.
Local authorities and U.S. Marshals searched the woods for about an hour before tracking dogs located Boker and take him into custody.
Boker is wanted on a federal drug warrant by the U.S. Marshals Office. Police say he will also face charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
Joshua Boker is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.