Police: Fugitive in custody after search in Kiln Creek

Newport News fugitive search leaves neighbors concerned

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A person wanted on several felony warrants was in custody Friday afternoon after police spent hours searching for him.

Master Police Officer Brandon Maynard said police found John Edward Thacker in some bushes near Interstate 64 around 3 p.m.

Officers initially spotted Thacker just before noon on Friday in the 600 block of Windbrook Circle, but he ran away from them.

Thacker is wanted on several felony warrants out of multiple jurisdictions.

Kiln Creek Elementary School was on a precautionary lockdown for a time as police searched for Thacker. 

According to the Newport News School Public Schools website, the school had early dismissal on Friday.  

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