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3rd suspect who fled law enforcement near Frenchtown arrested

Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 22:50:50-05

MISSOULA — A third person has been arrested after fleeing law enforcement near Frenchtown on Wednesday.

Missoula County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman says that deputies, following information provided by a local resident, located the third and final felony theft suspect, Jordan Randal Christensen, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Christensen was found on an island in the Clark Fork River near the former Smurfit Stone mill in Frenchtown and was taken into custody without incident.

"Missoula County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to all those who have assisted in the search and detainment of the suspects including members of the public for providing information and taking the time to secure their property, Missoula City Police Department, Montana Highway Patrol, Frenchtown Rural Fire Department, and Two Bear Air," Smith said in a statement.