County's "most wanted" fugitive captured

Jackson County’s most wanted person, Roy Hector Waquahboshkuk Jr., was captured by Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies early this morning in Holton, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips concerning the whereabouts of Waquahboshkuk Jr. over the last several months, Morse said.

“Waquahboshkuk Jr. has been on the run since early August following an alleged attempted theft of anhydrous in Atchison County,” Morse said. “Soon after, Jackson County authorities served a search warrant on a Holton residence where Waquahboshkuk was believed to have been living.”

During that search, items believed to be methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence. Five additional individuals believed to be associated with Waquahboshkuk Jr. were previously arrested on drug-related charges. 

Jackson County authorities captured Waquahboshkuk Jr. minutes after he arrived in Holton early this morning, Morse said.

Waquahboshkuk was wanted on a Jackson County warrant for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of certain precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $40,000. Waquahboshkuk Jr. is also being held on a Jackson County warrant on a charge of failure to appear with bond being denied in that matter. Waquahboshkuk also has outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions, it was reported.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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