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Charges dismissed in Wynot fugitive incident

YANKTON, S.D. — All charges have been dismissed against a Yankton S.D. man who was the cause of a two-day manhunt near Wynot in August.

Nathan Murphree, 34, was set to appear for a jury trial Monday but instead the charges were dismissed.

Tyler Larsen, deputy states attorney in Yankton County, declined to comment on why the charges - felony aggravated alluding and two misdemeanors - were dismissed.

Murphree was being pursued by South Dakota law enforcement into Cedar County east of Wynot on Highway 12. At that time, the sheriff’s office successfully deployed a tire deflation device and Murphree fled on foot into a corn field. An extensive search of the area was conducted on the ground using officers and K-9s as well as in the air but Murphree was not located until an observant citizen recognized him and dialed 911.