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Overnight manhunt nets Syracuse fugitive

Published August 5, 2013 9:55 pm

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An all-night manhunt in Davis County ended Monday morning with the arrest of fugitive Stephen Nathan Allen.

Syracuse police spokeswoman Erin Behm said that the 21-year-old man, having weary of being on the lam, approached an officer on foot about 4 a.m. just a few blocks away from the police station, in the 1300 block of Maryland Drive.

"He just got tired. So, he found an officer and walked up to him and said he was done running," Behm said.

Behm said that Allen was still wearing the handcuffs he had one when he had fled about five hours earlier.

Davis County Jail records show that Allen was being held Monday in lieu of $5,000 bond on suspicion of felony credit card fraud. Police also reportedly have linked him to several dozen automobile burglaries.

Allen, who had been the subject of a search by Syracuse police, Davis County sheriff's deputies and several other area police agencies.

Allen and another man had been arrested Sunday evening for allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card in the Syracuse Walmart at 2228 W. 1700 South. About 11 p.m. Suunday, Allen escaped after being left alone in an unlocked interview room.

Behm said the escape has prompted an internal review of interview security procedures.

The Syracuse Police Department building does not have a designated holding cell where Allen normally would have been held during breaks in interrogation, Behm said.

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