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Ind. fugitive caught, accused of fighting police

Posted at 10:00 AM, Mar 18, 2016

MILL CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — An Indiana fugitive accused of assaulting a West Virginia State Police trooper was captured Wednesday evening after a manhunt.

The trooper was trying to serve an arrest warrant on Nathaniel Ray Wegman, 27.

Wegman managed to escape and drove off with a woman in a car with Indiana tags

West Virginia State Police have not released details on the scuffle between the trooper and Wegman, or how Wegman was stabbed.

Spokesman Michael Baylous did say the fight was so fierce, "We're very fortunate that we didn't have a line-of-duty death."

Wegman was flown to the hospital to be treated for knife wounds.  The trooper, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital with a head injury and is expected to make a full recovery.

Wegman was charged in Indiana in January with of burglary of a dwelling, theft and fraud, according to records in Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis. A warrant for his arrest was issued in February. The records list Wegman's hometown as Indianapolis.

Both Wegman and the woman with him were arrested Wednesday evening.

Authorities plan to get additional warrants against him for the assault.