Wanted 'anti-police' fugitive nabbed by U.S. Marshals

The man walked out of a court hearing and never returned, and has been wanted ever since

By Stephanie Farr
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — While awaiting trial on vehicular homicide charges, Wayne Lohse walked out of a separate trial on gun charges against him in Lafayette, La., three weeks ago, creating a courtroom drama. Two weeks after that, while still on the run, Lohse created a shaky conspiracy video of himself in a wooded area, Blair Witch style, in which he railed against authorities and the justice system. 

Yesterday, Lohse's fugitive drama came to a surprise ending — at least for him — when he was captured by U.S. Marshals on the platform of the Market Street East Station around 2 p.m., said local U.S. Marshals supervisor Jim Burke.

Lohse was on trial in Lafayette for a charge of felon not to possess a firearm when he walked out of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse during a break on March 25 and never returned, Burke said. Lohse has two other trials pending against him in Lafayatte, including a burglary trial and a trial on charges of vehicular homicide for the death of 29-year-old Cacie Barras McGrew on June 10.

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