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Man on run for 13 years captured in Texas

Rudolph Darby (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Rudolph Darby (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)

The 13-year manhunt for a suspect accused of several crimes in Richland County is over after his capture in Texas Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Leon Lott said Rudolph Darby, 42, was taken into custody by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office in Waco, Texas after he assaulted an officer and was using a fake name.

Lott said Darby has been running from the law since December 11, 1999 after he burglarized a home, pointed a shotgun at the homeowner, and led deputies on a car chase that ended with him shooting at two deputies. Shortly after the incidents Darby fled the area, the sheriff said.

Darby will be held in Waco for an extradition hearing at which time he will be brought back to Richland County to face charges, Lott said.

Deputies plan to charge Darby with burglary, pointing and presenting firearms, grand larceny, two counts of assault with intent to kill, and unlawful possession of a pistol. 

Lott his department "will not rest until fugitives from justice are captured and are held accountable for their actions."

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