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Friday News Update - 01-19

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Welcome to your news update.

ULISES VILLALOBOS CAPTURED FOLLOWING "BLUE ALERT"

A man police considered dangerous is now in custody after a statewide manhunt.

22-year-old Ulises Villalobos was arrested in Brookings, South Dakota last night without incident. A "Blue Alert" was sent out during the search. You may have seen one pop up on your cell phone. Police say Villalobos tried to run over an officer in Bismarck who was assisting parole and probation at about 11:00 yesterday morning. The officer fired at at him, hitting his vehicle, but Villalobos got away. A federal marshal later spotted Villalobos on I-29 near Argusville in a stolen white Subaru Legacy Outback. Authorities near Thompson, North Dakota were searching in that area when we learned he'd been arrested 250 miles away.

DEPUTY DEATH ANNIVERSARY

It was a year ago yesterday that Deputy Colt Allery was murdered by a man at the center of a high speed chase.

The Rolette County Sheriff's Office posted a message, saying "His duty was to serve. Our duty is to remember his sacrifice." Melvin Delong shot and killed Allery while he tried to approach a stolen pickup that was stopped northeast of Rolette. Allery's fellow officers returned fire, killing Delong.

LAST DAY OF MURDER TRIAL

Closing arguments are set to start today for a man accused of murdering his wife in Wadena.

27-year-old Antonio St. Marie faces seven felonies in connection with the murder of his wife Margaret. Two counts were dismissed yesterday: tampering with a witness and aggravated robbery. Defense attorneys admitted St. Marie killed his wife in Wadena in 2016, but denied it was premeditated. The state says after pulling the trigger, St. Marie fled in a car and ended up crashing into another vehicle during a high speed pursuit. He's also accused of holding his brother-in-law and a child at gunpoint during the ordeal.

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