The fugitive Bollinger County authorities have been looking for was arrested Tuesday as he attempted to cross the border from Laredo, Texas into Mexico. Bollinger County Sheriff Darin Shell said he was notified by the U.S. Border Patrol that 22-year-old Nicholas Loughary had been arrested. They ran a check on Loughary, and found that he had felony warrants against him in Bollinger and St. Francois counties. He now faces extradition from Texas. If waived, he will be returned to Bollinger County within a couple of weeks to face charges of first-degree tampering, stealing a motor vehicle, burglary, stealing currency, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest by fleeing -- all felonies. In St. Francois County he faces a felony charge of deviate sexual assault. Loughary had been living and working at Whippoorwill Lake. He allegedly broke into the owner's home and stole a vehicle that was used only on the campground property and had no registration. Shell said Loughary is also accused of stealing a license plate from someone staying at the campground and attaching it to the stolen truck. The vehicle, license plate and a shotgun he is believed to have stolen from Whippoorwill Lake and then sawed off, were all recovered in Texas.
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