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A man wanted on a national warrant for escaping from a Colorado corrections facility was arrested Wednesday night by the North Platte police.

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Terrance D.P. Burks, 35, waived an attorney, a preliminary hearing and pled guilty Thursday to false reporting. He remains in the jail, awaiting extradition to Colorado.

Burks was driving a car with no license plates at around 10:50 p.m. when a police officer pulled the vehicle over to investigate, according to court records.

At first Burks said his name was Nicholas Michael Mann and he recently moved to North Platte from Colorado. Burks told the officer he left his ID at his home. Officers followed him to a home in the 900 block of East Ninth, where Burks provided identification showing his real identity, leading the officers to discover the Colorado warrant.

According to Colorado Department of Corrections records, Burks was in a transitional community corrections facility that allowed furloughs. He left but did not return and report in as required.

Burks’ wife, Danielle, 22, was a passenger in the car and was also arrested and charged with false reporting. In court Thursday, she pled guilty was sentenced to time served (11 hours) and court costs of $48. She is also held without bond.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 10/4/2013
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