Fugitive surrenders after three years on the run

Published: Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2012 at 1:25 PM CDT
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Raceland, La. - A man who had been on the run for nearly three years turned himself in to Lafourche Parish deputies Tuesday.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre says 26-year-old Andrew Washington had been evading police since 2009 when he didn't show up in court to be sentenced on drug charges .

Narcotics agents came close to catching him in a traffic stop in 2010, but he got away.

Now, he's back in custody on new warrants related to that escape from officers..

Washington is also still facing sentencing on the original drug charges, which included possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute.

He's being held on 187 thousand dollars bond.