Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges

Wanted Sioux City man arrested in Spencer; faces new drug, other charges

Authorities in Spencer apprehended a wanted Sioux City man fleeing law enforcement offers Thursday morning following a manhunt that lasted several hours.

Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton in a press release stated Justin Michael Albright was located and arrested at 9:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of West Seventh Street after a homeowner told a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy that Albright had just fled from her garage at 1113 West Seventh Street.

Law enforcement converged on the area, found Albright and took him into custody without further incident.

Earlier Thursday morning, Police had asked for the public’s help in finding Albright. At that time, he had last been seen running north from the 200 block of 12th Avenue West in Spencer at 6:29 a.m.

Albright is wanted on a felony parole violation from Sioux City on a $20,000 bond, two Black Hawk County warrants from possession of prescription drugs and interference with official acts on a $2,325 bond.

Albright faces charges from Spencer police of:

  • possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver (Class B felony)
  • possession of marijuana with intent to deliver (Class D felony)
  • possession of prescription drugs with intent to deliver (Class D felony)
  • three counts of failure to affix drug tax stamp (Class D felonies)
  • felon in possession of a firearm (Class D felony)
  • possession of stolen property (aggravated misdemeanor)
  • eluding law enforcement (Class D felony)
  • leaving the scene of an injury accident
  • driving while suspended
  • failure to file SR insurance
  • trespass
  • two counts of failure to obey a stop sign

The news release indicated Albright would be booked into the Clay County Jail.

The Spencer Police Department thanked the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Department of Narcotics Enforcement and the public for assisting in apprehending Albright.

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