Report: Bounty hunter nabs Minnesota fugitive Gregory Ahlers


A fugitive from Minnesota has reportedly been apprehended by a bounty hunter, who is returning him to Minnesota.

According to KTTC in Rochester, bounty hunter Stew Peters with U.S. Fugitive Apprehension says he has captured Gregory Ahlers and is returning him to the state.

Ahlers, 49, of Lake City, has been at large since escaping police from a residence near Rochester, back in May.

KTTC reports Peters' team apprehended Ahlers in Corona, California on Sunday morning. He reportedly resisted arrest and was shot with nonlethal bullets.

He was wanted on two felony fleeing warrants in Olmsted County and one gross misdemeanor warrant in Wabasha County.

The search for him intensified this month after Olmsted County Sheriff's deputies searched a home in Byron after receiving information that Ahlers may have been there, but he was not.

"After taking the necessary precautions for the neighbors and the officers involved, we completed a search of the residence with the cooperation of the resident that lived there and Mr. Ahlers was not there," Capt. Scott Behrns of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office said at the time.

Police believe that may have been a case of mistaken identity. U.S. Fugitive Recovery & Extradition had been offering a $5,000 reward to help bring Ahlers into custody.

KTTC says Ahlers is due to arrive in Minnesota on Monday evening.

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