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Authorities say fugitive arrested in Boone

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BOONE (AP)--The U.S. Marshals Service says a man considered one of America's most wanted fugitives has been arrested in central Iowa.

Brandon Cheville was arrested Tuesday in Boone. He is charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and violations of federal racketeering statutes.

Authorities say Cheville is believed to be a member of the Mongols motorcycle gang, and he eluded capture during a nationwide crackdown of the gang last fall.

The U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force made the arrest after they learned Cheville had been working as a tattoo artist and living in Boone.

He is being held at the Polk County Jail.

Cheville was featured on the Fox network television show "America's Most Wanted" in November.

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