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GIPD: Fugitive caught in Grand Island

Joel Watermeier (KHGI)

Grand Island Police said a Lancaster County fugitive has been caught.

Joel Watermeier, 49, is currently in the Hall County Jail, according to GIPD.

A Lancaster County man is wanted on multiple warrants and is considered dangerous.

In September, the Metro Fugitive Task Force asked for help from the public to locate Watermeier. He was wanted for first-degree assault, first-degree false imprisonment and use of a weapon to commit a felony, according to a press release by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

At the time, authorities said Watermeier was considered dangerous.

GIPD said Watermeier was arrested around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday near West 13th Street and North Boggs Avenue.

Police said he was arrested for warrants out of Cass and Lancaster Counties, as well as no proof of insurance, no registration and driving during suspension.

According to Hall County Corrections, he was booked into the jail shortly after 7:00 p.m.

Check back for more information on this developing story.

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