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Grant county fugitive still on run

A man accused of shooting at multiple police officers has been on the run for nearly two weeks, according to a Grant County Sheriff’s Office news release. David Santos shot at Royal City police officers after they responded to a domestic violence call on June 30. Santos fled and no officers were injured. On July 3 he was pulled over where he again shot at officers before abandoning his vehicle, and fleeing into a nearby orchard. Officers found a live hand grenade next to the vehicle. Again, no officers were injured. Law enforcement surrounded the field, however Santos escaped, stealing a car. That car was found on July 4. Kyle Foreman, public information officer, said it is unclear how Santos escaped from the orchard. “His knowledge of the area, plus a little bit of a head start on us gave him the advantage to escape,” Foreman said. Foreman said Grant County deputies are working with U.S. marshals. Santos is facing charges of possession of a prohibited explosive device, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of attempting to elude police. Santos is described as a Hispanic man who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 215 pounds.
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