Violent MN fugitive found at liquor tasting in Missouri

- A violent fugitive from Minnesota was captured in Missouri on Saturday.

According to the report, Matthew Dale Ceplecha, 32, has been wanted since March 21, 2017 after he violently assaulted and strangled a woman.

After failing to appear in court, Ceplecha went on the run, eluding law enforcement until Saturday, when investigators surprised him at a liquor tasting table.

An anonymous tip led investigators to his location in Springfield, Missouri.

Ceplecha is expected to arrive in Faribault Saturday evening to face charges.

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