(9/25/13) After an extensive search on Wednesday, authorities in Jackson County have taken Lars Helgeson into custody in a missing person's case.
Sheriff Duane Waldera reports in a news release that just prior to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, sheriff's deputies arrested Lars Helgeson in connection with a felony stolen vehicle and as a person of interest in the missing person's case of his Father Brian Helgeson of rural Hixton.
According the Sheriff Waldera, while deputies stepped up the search as light began to fade; a citizen reported he spotted what he believed to be a juvenile walking down the roadway near his house with his hands raised in the air. Area deputies converged on the scene and arrested the subject without incident. The subject was identified as Lars Helgeson. Helgeson offered no resistance in the arrest and was found unarmed at the time of his arrest.
Authorities continue to investigate this matter as Lars Helgeson was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he will be held on felony charges of vehicle theft.