Bail set at $100,000 for sex offender fugitive
VALLEY CITY, N.D. - A registered sex offender who fled a prisoner transport van and led authorities on a 22-hour manhunt that ended with his capture Wednesday in a Barnes County cornfield has been charged with escape here.
The charge, filed this morning in Barnes County District Court, accuses 29-year-old Joseph Matthew Megna of escaping from the transport van at the Oriska rest area while being held in custody for felony extradition to Washington.
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