Fugitive caught in Joplin, Webb City schools change dismissal time

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Authorities catch a dangerous federal fugitive this afternoon. The incident prompted the Webb City school district to make alternate pick up plans for some students.

The Webb City Police Department posted the following this afternoon,

“On Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:43 hours officers with the Webb City Police Department were called to the 700 block of North Liberty in Webb City to assist deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in attempting to apprehend a dangerous federal fugitive. Due to the proximity of the house to Madge T. James, Webster Primary, and Webb City Middle schools, we notified officials with the school district. Alternate pick up plans for student dismissal were put into place. Even though the situation was resolved prior to dismissal time, the decision was made to continue with the alternate pickup plan. The fugitive was not located in the 700 block of North Liberty; however the fugitive was taken into custody without incident in Joplin. We appreciate the working relationship between law enforcement and the school district to rapidly adapt as the situation evolved. The safety of our students and citizens is a priority. We appreciate everyone’s patience while we dealt with today’s incident.”

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office reports that wanted fugitive, Randy Teague, was arrested around 3:08 p.m. this afternoon. They posted the following,

“Randy Teague, 38, Joplin, was taken into custody at approximately 3:08 pm this afternoon following a car stop at 15th and Wall, Joplin by the Joplin Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. He had warrants out of Delaware County, OK., as well as federal warrants through the ATF.”

Teague In Cutstody