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Utah Fugitive Captured In Eastern Idaho Following Standoff With Police
Bannock County, Idaho (KIVI-TV) Jason Wiberg, a fugitive from Utah, was captured after a standoff in Lava Hot Springs.
Wiberg was on parole for bank robbery, and was wanted on aggravated assault. He drove at 100 mph to escape police when they attempted to arrested him, they said.
Wiberg, a survivalist, went into Cache Valley wilderness on his own.
When that happened, U.S. marshals asked the Bannock County Sheriff's Office to interview Wiberg's brother in Lava Hot Springs, Jared Wiberg, on Tuesday night. Deputies said the interview was a little off and that Jared said he would rather see his brother shot in the head than go back to jail. They said they suspected Jason was in the house and even saw him peeking out of a window.
A standoff ensued. After hours of negotiation and SWAT team involvement, Jason came out of the house early Wednesday morning, yelling and swearing, telling the police to shoot him. A deputy sneaked up behind him and Tasered him.
Jason was extradited back to Utah.
Jared is in Bannock County Jail.