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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Fugitive captured in Macon County

  • Jeremy L. Orona, 28, Chula is in custody in Macon County after an alleged lengthy run of criminal activity.
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  • Jeremy L. Orona, 28, Chula is in custody in Macon County after an alleged lengthy run of criminal activity.
    On Saturday, Orona was reportedly involved in a vehicle chase with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in or around Macon and Linn counties and was driving a stolen vehicle which became stuck in a field.
    Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox stated that Orona is reported to have fled on foot. After an extensive man hunt which included air patrol and road blocks, there was reportedly gun fire involved and the only person injured was Orona, receiving a non-life threatening injury. Orona is now in custody of the Macon County sheriff.
    Orona will allegedly be facing numerous charges in several counties. Prior to Saturday’s incidents, the crimes suspected included burglary, stealing, motor vehicle thefts, weapons violation, forgeries, fraudulent use of credit device, and potential other crimes.  
    Potential counties involved may include Livingston, Grundy, Daviess, Buchanan, Clay, Jackson, Linn, Macon and possibly more.  Currently, arrest warrants are outstanding for Orona in Livingston County and a state of Missouri parole warrant.
    “On behalf of the victims and law enforcement in Livingston County we very much appreciate the continuous and professional assistance from all area law enforcement with the multiple investigations and apprehension of this fugitive,” Cox stated.

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