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Police: McHenry County fugitive arrested in Texas

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  • Brian Bridges

    Brian Bridges
    Photo from the Ellis County Sheriff's Office


For the second time in less than two weeks, the McHenry County sheriff's office has checked a fugitive off its top 10 most wanted list.

Brian Bridges, 39, was wanted for unlawful production of cannabis sativa plants, unlawful manufacturing of cannabis, unlawful possession of cannabis, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a McHenry County Sheriff's Office news release.

The sheriff's office obtained an arrest warrant for Bridges on March 15, 2011. Bridges was living in Marengo at the time, but a search for him was unsuccessful and it was discovered that he had fled the state, police said.

Bridges was placed on the sheriff's top 10 most wanted website on Sept. 4, 2012, and featured on Comcast's most wanted police blotter on Dec. 17, 2012.

The sheriff's office apprehension unit received information on April 17 that Bridges was residing in Midlothian, Texas. Investigators from McHenry County worked in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service in Dallas, Texas, to bring Bridges into custody on April 22.

Bridges was transported to the Ellis County Jail in Waxahachie, TX, where he is being held on $60,000 bond and waiting for extradition back to Illinois.

Kostas Lymberopoulus, 25, of the 1400 block of Cordgrass Trail in Woodstock, was arrested on April 12 at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee after being placed on the sheriff's most wanted list in March. He fled the area when investigators got a warrant for his arrest on charges of delivering a controlled substance, a violation of his probation.

The updated list is available at

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