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Two Arrested After Manhunt
FAYETTE/BREMER COUNTY (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Two men are in custody after a home invasion and manhunt in norheast Iowa.
It started at 11:30 Monday morning, when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of two men kicking in a door at a home on Y Avenue, south of Sumner.
The two homeowners were inside and called 911, and the suspects ran into a wooded area. Deputies found 29-year-old Brian Edward Otdoerfer, of Oelwein, and took him into custody. He was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of fatigue and minor cuts.
Deputies then learned the second suspect, who still hadn't been found, was 28-year-old Michael Jon Rohrick, also of Oelwein. Deputies believed Rohrick might have been armed with a hand gun and a knife.
A perimeter was set up by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Bremer County Sheriff's Office, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Oelwein Police, Fairbank Police, Sumner Police, and the Department of Transportation. All homes in the perimeter were evacuated for safety reasons.
An Iowa State Patrol airplane spotted Rohrick running through the cornfields, and he was captured at 2:40 Monday afternoon. Rohrick had self-inflicted cuts and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No authorities were hurt in the incident.
Rohrick was wanted on a $50,000 warrant out of Fayette County for delivery of methamphetamine and will face additional charges for today's incident.
Otdoerfer will also face criminal charges for the home invasion.
The incident is under investigation and more charges will be filed once the investigation is complete.