Man linked to Moorhead burglaries facing escape chargeMOORHEAD – A Moorhead man who police say tried to break into an insurance agency while being trailed by a detective now has a warrant out for his arrest after he left the Clay County Jail to look for a job and didn’t return.
By: Mike Nowatzki, INFORUM
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man who police say tried to break into an insurance agency while being trailed by a detective now has a warrant out for his arrest after he left the Clay County Jail to look for a job and didn’t return.
Juan Quevedo, 28, was charged this week in Clay County District Court with escape from custody, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The warrant was issued Wednesday.
Quevedo was charged last month with burglarizing Copy Kat Printing at 1624 Main Ave. in January and the Strand & Marcy Insurance Agency at 901 Center Ave. on March 28.
In the latter burglary, police say in court records that Quevedo was caught by a Moorhead detective who was following him after his release by Fargo police, who had questioned him about a separate burglary.
According to the escape charge filed this week, Judge Steven Cahill granted Quevedo release from jail for a job search on Monday. Quevedo was released at 4:30 a.m. and was supposed to return to the jail by 8:30 a.m., but he failed to return.
Court documents show Quevedo has been identified as a suspect in several burglaries committed at various Moorhead businesses between January and March.
As of Friday afternoon, he was still at large, Clay County Chief Deputy Matt Siiro said.