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U. S. Marshals captured Daniel Chapman in Buena Vista, Colorado


A man from Cabool who has been on the run from authorities for nearly a week after allegedly murdering his wife has been captured by U.S. Marshals in Colorado.

The Cabool Police Department says Daniel Wade Chapman, 54, was arrested without incident about 6:00 this evening by the United States Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force at a house he had been hiding in in Buena Vista.
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Chapman is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of his wife, 55 year-old Sandra "Sandi" May Chapman on August 11th. 
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A customer at the Sinclair station the couple own told authorities he attempted to get into the locked business about 8:22 p.m. but was waved off by Danny Chapman who was arguing with his wife.  The man told authorities that when Sandi Chapman ran toward the locked door her husband shot her
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Investigators outside station where Sandi Chapman was murdered (courtesy KY3)

The witness told investigators he heard four more shots as he ran to a nearby car wash where he hid for about five minutes until he saw Chapman leave the business. He then went to the police station to report the incident, according to spokesman Roger McDonald.
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Authorities had been tracking Chapman's movements via his cell phone.  He had been traced to Arkansas, Oklahoma, western Kansas and Colorado.  His daughter told law enforcers she had last talked with her dad last Saturday.
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U.S. Marshals agents from Springfield are headed to Colorado to question Chapman before he's extradited back to Missouri to face the murder charges.
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Bond for Chapman, who allegedly had the murder weapon with him when he was captured, has been set at $5 Million dollars.
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Agencies assisting the Marshals in Chapman’s capture were the Chaffee County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Cabool Police Department and the Texas County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release.

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