Suspect Arrested After Manhunt; Elk Point Lockdown Lifted
A two-day manhunt has come to an end, following the arrest of the suspect in a series of felonies.
That search even led to a lockdown Wednesday at the school in Elk Point.Scott Hughes of rural Elk Point, a wanted man in several counties, was apprehended and placed in custody, after a wild chase throughout the night in both Clay and Plymouth Counties.
During the manhunt, authorities lost the suspect in a corn field, where he set his own pick up ablaze.
"That all ties back to here when we got a call this morning about 8:30 of a house on fire. We were able to with the evidence that we gathered determine that this individual was involved with this arson... it ended up being an arson at this house," said Union County Sheriff Dan Limoges.
Officials say that the arson took place at a vacant home on 471st St., between Elk Point and Burbank.The home belongs to Hughes' former boss, whose children attended the local school.
Fears over Hughes' actions led to a lockdown at the Elk Point Jefferson School District as a precaution.
The shut down was later lifted and all activities resumed.
Authorities now said Hughes will be extradited back to Union County, where he will be charged for several offenses.
Hughes also faces charges in Clay County in South Dakota and Plymouth County in Iowa.