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Wanted felon apprehended in Eureka

EUREKA - A wanted fugitive on the run for some time was captured by police early Tuesday morning in Eureka. Taken into custody was 36-year old Jason Ryan Omholt who was on the EPD’S Most Wanted List.

Law Enforcement received tips Omholt was in possession of a stolen Dodge minivan. After a detailed search, the van was located unoccupied near the 1800 block of 3rd Street. The fugitive was located partially barricaded in the back bedroom of an apartment. As police attempted an arrest, Omholt jumped out of a window but was apprehended by other officers nearby.

He was booked into Humboldt County Jail for the following charges: Possession of Heroin, concentrated cannabis, stolen property and a stolen vehicle. He is being held without bail. Law enforcement says more charges may follow.