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A wanted Lawrence County man turns himself in

Christopher Montelongo (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Department) Christopher Montelongo (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Department)

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT)-  A Hoxie man turns himself in after being on the run from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department for several months.

Monday, 20-year-old Christopher Montelongo was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.  Montelongo appeared on the sheriff's office website as a most wanted person and on Region 8 Crimewatch. 

Sheriff Jody Dotson says the arrest stems from a motorcycle accident that Montelongo was involved in September 2010.  During the investigation of that accident officers say they found a large baggie of marijuana in Montelongo's coat pocket and soon obtained a warrant.

Montelongo was taken to a hospital for his injuries and the sheriff's department says that after being release, they received several tips saying Montelongo had gone to Michigan.  

Sheriff Dotson says that when family members contacted Montelongo and he decided to turned himself over to the sheriff's office.  Bond for Montelongo was set at $20,000 and he is due in court on March 23rd.

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