Police catch Fort Drum soldier on the run
Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:40:06 GMT —
State police say the Fort Drum soldier who has been the subject of a massive manhunt has been caught in Dryden, Tompkins County.
20-year-old Russell Marcum was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon. Police on the scene tell us he was hiding in a wooden area near the Dryden command post, and surrendered to officers. The search to find him took authorities through multiple counties including Madison, Oneida and Otsego Counties and ended in Tompkins County. Marcum escaped from custody on Thursday night then took off, early Saturday morning he crashed a stolen car in Virgil, in Cortland County.
"I was concerned," said Jason Dickinson who lives in Dryden. "I knew he would be hiding out somewhere since he was on foot."
Caitlin Londa recieved a text message on her phone from Tompkins Cortland Community College, where she is a student, alerting her that there was a suspect on the run in her neighborhood. "Letting us know that they were looking for somebody and lock all our doors, and cars. I started to realize that this guy was dangerous," she said.
Marcum was wanted in relation to a burglary. He remains in police custody and the investigation is ongoing.