A man who escaped from the tribal jail in Poplar was apprehended in Park Grove by Valley County sheriff’s deputies on Friday night.
According to Sheriff Glen Meier, Eric Bruce Fowler of Wolf Point was awaiting trial for a drug-related offense when he escaped about three weeks ago.
The Valley County Sheriff’s Office received information that Fowler was in Park Grove with his girlfriend and her child. Meier said they took their time, watched him and planned. On Friday, the whole force went to the house in Park Grove. When Fowler left the house and drove away at about 9:30 p.m., they did a felony traffic stop, surrounding and surprising him.
Fowler, 33, was arrested and charged with two felonies: possession of dangerous drugs (methamphetamine) and failure to register as a violent offender. He was also charged with some misdemeanors: possession of dangerous drugs (marijuana), driving with a suspended driver’s license and failure to have a child properly restrained.
Fowler was to make an appearance before a judge on Tuesday.