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Out-of-state fugitive gets caught in Phoenix suburb

PHOENIX — The U.S. Marshals Service said a man convicted in South Dakota
of firearms charges and on the run since 1997 has been arrested in Arizona.

The service said members of a task force arrested Steve Charles Durant without
incident in Mesa on Tuesday. He was living under an assumed identity.

Durant was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison after being convicted in 1991 in
federal court in South Dakota on charges related to the unlawful possession and
transfer of automatic weapons.

He awaits extradition to South Dakota.


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