NC police wait downstream for wanted Tiki bar cook trying to swim to freedom


NC police wait downstream for wanted Tiki bar cook trying to swim to freedom
He was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on warrants accusing him of forgery or counterfeiting in Iowa.

LAKE LURE, N.C. (AP) - A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream.

A Lake Lure Police statement says 38-year-old Jesse Lee Boyd was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service on warrants accusing him of forgery or counterfeiting in Iowa.

Police say Jesse Lee Boyd, a cook at a N.C. Tiki bar, tried to swim away from officers, but they were waiting downstream for him.
Police say Jesse Lee Boyd, a cook at a N.C. Tiki bar, tried to swim away from officers, but they were waiting downstream for him. (Source: Lake Lure Police Department)

Investigators said they made a plan over the weekend to arrest him at the management office of the Geneva Riverside Tiki Bar. But they say Boyd was warned as he walked to the office and fled on foot before dashing into the Rocky Broad River.

Officers positioned themselves downstream along the banks, and Boyd eventually gave himself up.

A police statement Monday said department officials didn’t know if Boyd has an attorney.

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