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Fugitive fails to turn himself in

Friday, December 28, 2007

After telling authorities he would turn himself in, "dangerous fugitive" Mark Rissler is still on the loose.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times Friday that Rissler and some of his family members contacted the department shortly after the incident. They offered to make arrangements for Rissler to turn himself in for his alleged involvement in a high-speed pursuit that ended in an accident that seriously injured Brazil City Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill on Dec. 20.

But when several officers from various agencies arrived at an undisclosed location in another county to pick Rissler up, he was not where he said he'd be.

According to Heaton, officers spent the weekend following up on several tips reported by the public, but ended up just following Rissler's trail of avoiding the law.

Rissler is wanted on an arrest warrant for four charges, including two counts of class C felony resisting law enforcement, one count of criminal recklessness and one count of reckless driving. If arrested, Rissler will be booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $25,000 no 10 percent cash bond to await arraignment for the charges.

"Rissler said he would turn himself in after Christmas," Heaton said. "Obviously that hasn't happened. We want anyone who has any information about where this guy is to contact the sheriff's department."

To report information on the whereabouts of Rissler, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.

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