May 12, 2011
Authorities apprehend Cody Willcoxson on Thursday near Rolla. Police say Willcoxson tried to break into Fort Leonard Wood and fired on police during a high-speed chase before entering and leaving a building at Missouri University of Science & Technology.
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The last time he ran from the law, Cody Nathaniel Willcoxson managed to elude capture for three years after leading a nine-inmate jail break in rural Oklahoma. A decade later, his latest legal run-in ended Thursday with Willcoxson's nonviolent arrest. But only after a four-hour, 40-mile manhunt that included an interstate shootout, the shutdown of a Missouri college campus where he crashed his car and a failed effort to break into a military base.
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