Mesa county convict captured after eight years on the lam |

Mesa county convict captured after eight years on the lam

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) ” A man convicted in Mesa County who walked away from a state prison eight years ago is behind bars in Arizona.

Sheriff’s officials arrested 49-year-old Mark Bergenske near Kingman, Ariz., on Saturday, after they stopped a boat on Lake Havasu for not having any running lights.

Authorities say Bergenske then tried to grab a sergeant’s gun from its holster. The sergeant and a sheriff’s deputy wrestled Bergenske to the deck of a law enforcement boat, and the gun never left the holster.

Arizona officials say Bergenske walked away from the Colorado Correctional Center in Golden in September 2000. He had been serving a five-year sentence for menacing out of Mesa County.

Bergenske is being held at the Mojave County Jail pending extradition to Colorado.

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