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Threat suspect remains missing after manhunt

Staff writer

A 26-year-old Marion man remains missing and wanted by police after an incident Thursday in the 500 block of N. Cedar St.

A woman reported that the man, identified as Rusty B. Daniels, used a knife to break her vehicle’s right-front window during an argument that morning.

Daniels is wanted on suspicion of aggravated criminal threat and criminal damage to property.

After finding tracks leading to a nearby alley, Marion police officer Duane McCarty, with assistance from a sheriff’s deputy, and officers from Peabody and Hillsboro searched several houses in the area.

The search progressed for an hour, going as far as the 100 block of N. Coble St., before it was decided that Daniels’ trail had been lost.

The incident was one example of Marion police benefiting from proximity to the sheriff’s department, McCarty said.

“We’re fortunate the sheriff’s office is in Marion so there’s usually a deputy, the sheriff, undersheriff who can back us up,” he said.

Hillsboro police chief Dan Kinning was in the area, making a trip to the county attorney’s office when he responded. Peabody’s responding officer had been planning to wash a police vehicle in Marion at the time.

Last modified June 11, 2020