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A man’s five-year run from law enforcement ended on Thursday at the Mushroom Festival.
Matthew A. Land, 24, was arrested near Franklin and Camden streets Thursday night at about 10:40 p.m., by Richmond Police after officers found marijuana in his possession. Officers were in the area due to a disturbance call according to a police report.
According to Lt. William Rogers, Land was charged in Richmond municipal court for possession of marijuana but said the city doesn’t expect to see Land back anytime soon due to three different charges of arson in the state of Indiana.
Rogers said Land told the arresting officers that he had been on the run from authorities for about five years.
Land was turned over to the Ray County Sheriff’s department.