Fugitive Floater Found

Good news is he was found, bad news is he's heading to jail


Over the weekend, a fugitive went floating down the Potomac River in an innertube, prompting a two-state search. 

It all  began with a fun outing with friends. On Saturday evening, Frostburg resident Bruce Carney, 37, and eight friends enjoyed inner tube rides on the Potomac in Little Orleans, near the Maryland-West Virginia state line.

The others called it quits as it started to get dark at about 8:30 p.m.  They decided to walk to a nearby bar.  When Carney failed to show up, someone reported him missing. That was about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. 

An all-out search began in Maryland and West Virginia. After 5 a.m., sheriff's deputies in Morgan County, W.Va., found Carney walking on a trail. It turns out he was wanted by Allegany County police for a probation violation. 

Sheriff's deputies in Morgan County brought him back to Maryland, where he has been arrested and charged with violating his probabtion.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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