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Hodges caught after manhunt
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A fleet-footed fugitive is behind bars after he was surrounded and left with nowhere to run Wednesday morning, one week after he ran from lawmen causing a lockdown of two Warren County schools.The fugitive, Jeff Hodges, 40, has a history of running from the law, picking up his first evading arrest charge 20 years ago. He now has new evading charges to go along with counts of burglary, theft, vandalism and criminal trespassing.Hodges had been at-large for one week when lawmen caught up to him holed up at a relative’s house in neighboring White County.During his time on the run, Hodges made contact with a sheriff’s investigator and began negotiations to turn himself in.“He called the sheriff’s office and asked why we were looking for him,” Matheny said. “He talked with one of our investigators and said he was going to turn himself in, but that didn’t happen.”Officers got word Wednesday morning about where Hodges was hiding.