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Cornfield search for sex offender spurs first lawsuit under Jeanna’s Act

Published 09/16/2013, Forum News Service

A prisoner transport company that allowed a sex offender to escape from one of its vans in October 2011 in Barnes County has agreed to pay $70,000 to reimburse authorities and local farmers who used combines to flush Joseph Matthew Megna from a cornfield and end a 22-hour manhunt.

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