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Man accused of assaulting Minnesota officers captured in Apache Junction

Posted at 2:31 PM, May 21, 2017

A man accused of assaulting Minnesota law enforcement officers was captured in Apache Junction on Saturday night. 

U.S. Fugitive Apprehension, a bail enforcement agency that contracts with government agencies to apprehend fugitives, said Scott Thomas Fisher is now in custody after being wanted since January. 

A warrant was issued for his arrest after failing to appear at a pre-trial hearing related to multiple charges, including assault in the fourth degree, two counts of obstructing the legal process by interfering with a police officer, endangering a child in a situation that could cause harm or death, and domestic assault. 

Authorities say Fisher was not immediately cooperative when caught in Arizona but investigators were able to defuse the situation. He was then flown back to Minnesota and taken to the Nicollet County Jail. 

While Fisher was being transported he allegedly told a U.S. Fugitive Apprehension investigator that he put two officers in handcuffs and used their radios to taunt law enforcement. 

He remains in custody in Minnesota awaiting an appearance before a judge.