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Sep 25, 2013 11:34 PM by Victoria Fregoso - MTN News

Idaho fugitive captured in Big Horn County

GARRYOWEN - The search for Idaho fugitive Rodney Lee Seiber came to an end Wednesday after he was arrested and taken into custody Wednesday evening near Garryowen on the Crow Reservation.

Big Horn County Undersheriff Mike Fuss says his agency, along with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, worked together and was able to locate Seiber in an outbuilding in Garryowen.

The search for Seiber began on Wednesday when he allegedly carjacked a Norco employee in Nampa, Idaho at knife point.

Nampa Police Department Public Information Officer Sergeant Tim Randall said Seiber has charges from multiple agencies in Idaho - including the Caldwell Police Department, the Ada County Sheriff's Office and the Nampa Police Department.

Seiber faces charges of robbery, grand theft, eluding an officer and possession of a controlled substance. There's no word yet on if he'll face charges for his activities in Montana.

Hardin residents witnessed a commotion on Monday 23 when Big Horn County Sheriff's deputies began their search.

One of those witnesses, Gail Geier, a Front Desk Attendant at the Super 8 Motel in Hardin tells us they made the call that tipped off law enforcement. A short time later, Geier also watched Seiber dodge deputies.

Motel employees noticed Seiber inside of a teepee displayed in front of the Hardin motel. At the time, motel employees did not know he was wanted for crimes in Idaho. They contacted deputies to have him removed.

Once Big Horn County Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, Seiber took off on foot, ran into the hotel, jumped out of a first floor window and then escaped into a field.

Despite Seiber's escape that day, deputies did arrest his girlfriend Brittany Robbins, 18, for trespassing, obstruction and resisting arrest. She is being held at the Big Horn County jail.

Authorities said they discovered additional evidence on Tuesday that indicated he was still in the Hardin area and on Wednesday Seiber was spotted near Crow Agency around noon.

The Crow-Northern Cheyenne Hospital and Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency went under lockdown at around 1 p.m.

Little Big Horn College President David Yarlott said it was a precautionary measure. Students and staff were asked to stay indoors or to immediately leave campus and go home. All doors to the college buildings were locked and the campus was monitored during that time.

Once the lockdown was lifted, Yarlott said the college continued to take precautionary measures throughout the remainder of the day.

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