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North Dakota citizens awarded for locating Mitchell Walck

When North Dakota authorities apprehended Idaho fugitive, Mitchell Walck, they had some help from two citizens.

Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department awarded Marlin Brandt and Brock Garaas the golden citizen award Thursday for their help, according to the Bismarck Tribune.

Authorities captured Walck in a mobile home park after he hid in a man’s truck at the Oasis Truck Stop. He threatened the driver with a handgun, but fled on foot.

Brandt and Garaas gave a deputy a ride to Walck’s hiding place under a pine tree, reports said.

Walck is accused of shooting at Idaho State Police officers in early December. While hiding, he reportedly kidnapped a Rathdrum woman, took her car and fled on a multi-state road trip with the victim who said he was trying to make his case go federal.

Walck returns to Burleigh County Superior Court on Jan. 28 for his arraignment. He’s being held at Burleigh County Detention Center without a bond.

Related stories: Authorities apprehend fugitive suspected in kidnapping & Court docs detail kidnapping

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