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Wyoming fugitive caught in Black Hills waives extradition

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Wyoming fugitive who spent two days on the run before being captured in South Dakota's Black Hills will be returned to his home state to face charges.

James Friesen, 24, appeared in a Rapid City courtroom on Monday and waived extradition. He will be transferred to a correctional facility in Cheyenne within the next week and a half.

Friesen was sentenced last year to up to five years in custody for forgery. He was serving the time at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp, a minimum-security facility in Newcastle. Warden Michael Murphy says Friesen walked away after a welding session as other inmates were turning in their tools and scaled a 12-foot fence.

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