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Published August 23, 2011, 03:48 PM

Fugitive nabbed Monday in fateful traffic stop

HARWOOD, N.D. – A coincidental traffic stop Monday night led to the arrest of this week’s “Fugitive Focus.”

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

HARWOOD, N.D. – A coincidental traffic stop Monday night led to the arrest of this week’s “Fugitive Focus.”

Brian Robert Ruud, 20, of Harwood, was wanted on two felony charges in Cass County for allegedly delivering marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

Chief Cass County Deputy Jim Thoreson said sheriff’s deputies were responding to an alarm at a Harwood business, when they stopped Ruud’s vehicle nearby at 9:17 p.m.

Ruud was not connected to the alarm call, but authorities arrested him after noticing the warrants out for his arrest.

Thoreson said the deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Ruud’s vehicle.

Ruud and his passenger – Carmon Beverly Carlson, 19, of Perley, Minn. – were both arrested for possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Thoreson said.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bill Klug said a tipster called authorities earlier Monday after reading the profile in Monday’s Forum.

The individual provided a description of the vehicle Ruud had been driving, but the tip was apparently unrelated to Ruud’s subsequent arrest.

Since March, authorities have apprehended about half of the fugitives profiled in The Forum’s weekly “Fugitive Focus.”

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