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Wanted Man Arrested After Evading Troopers For Almost a Month

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM file.

After being chased by Alaska State Troopers in the air and on the ground, a man with two warrants for his arrest has been caught. Alexie Morris, Jr., of Nome was wanted for two alleged incidents of felony assault and had been avoiding criminal service for nearly a month.

According to a Troopers’ dispatch posted Thursday morning, troopers in Nome received credible information regarding Morris’ whereabouts on Wednesday. Morris was seen on the beach near mile 14 of the Nome-Council highway. The 42-year-old drove his ATV out onto the tundra behind Cape Nome, where he was pursued by aircraft until Morris’s four-wheeler became lodged in the terrain.

Morris was arrested on the ground and transported to AMCC; his bail is set at $10,000 for each warrant.