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UPDATE: Macon escapee accused of holding two people at knifepoint in Alabama

Kevin Rush | Photo: Tuscaloosa County Jail

An escapee from Noxubee County is accused of holding two people at knifepoint just before his capture in Alabama.

Posted: Apr. 13, 2018 3:31 PM
Updated: Apr. 13, 2018 3:33 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WTVA) - An escapee from Noxubee County is accused of holding two people at knifepoint just before his capture in Alabama.

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Kevin G. Rush, 36, did not return to his work detail on Wednesday, April 11 in Noxubee County. He was captured on Friday, April 13 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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Rush was spotted in Tuscaloosa Friday driving a vehicle believed to be stolen from Mississippi. A chase followed, ending with Rush crashing the vehicle on 29th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. 

Police say he fled the scene on foot and kicked in the back door of a nearby residence. Police say he held two people at knifepoint.

After making contact with Rush, police say he led them on a short foot pursuit. He was then taken into custody.

In Tuscaloosa, he's charged with:

  1. One count of receiving stolen property
  2. Attempting to elude officers
  3. Leaving the scene of an accident
  4. Obstructing justice using a false ID
  5. One count of burglary
Kidnapping charges are pending. He will be extradicted back to Mississippi.

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