- Ryan Henry disappeared in 2017 after being released temporarily from jail to attend a funeral
- After being in hiding for a while, he called the Sherriff's Office to report an alleged snakebite
- Ryan identified himself using a false name but authorities soon discovered who he was
- They cancelled a search party and sent a team to capture the fugitive who was later transferred to jail
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A fugitive who had successfully avoided the long hand of the law for three years has landed in jail after fate betrayed him.
The convicted drug felon who was hiding in Oregon, USA called 911 after a rattlesnake reportedly bit him.
He was walking in the hills in Kells Canyon area and got lost in the process forcing him to call the Sherriff’s office.
At first, the guy identified himself using a fake name but was later discovered to be Ryan Henry, a 33-year-old man wanted for a felony, Daily Mail reports.
Ryan’s criminal history caused the rescue mission to be cancelled and instead, officers were sent to surrounding areas and boats were dispatched to the vicinity.
The felon was traced, checked for injuries by first responders and transported to jail afterwards.
According to a statement by the Sherriff’s department spokesperson Ashley McClay, paramedics found no proof of a snakebite on Ryan.
In 2017, the man disappeared after he was granted permission to leave jail and attend a funeral.
An outstanding warrant was issued and he may face a felony escape charge.
In other related news reported by Briefly.co.za, Christmas Day celebrations turned ugly for a man who was on the run for five years on allegations of corruption and drug trafficking in the UK.
Daniel Burdett who hails from Liverpool was waylaid as he sat down to enjoy his dinner in Netherlands on December 25, 2019.
This brought an end to half a decade search for him.
It was reported Daniel was detained on a European Arrest Warrant at a restaurant in The Hague where he had visited hoping to while away the busy day over dinner.
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