Cody Murphree and Derek Pederson In Custody

STANTON COUNTY – Fugitives Cody Murphree and Derek Pederson are now in custody.

According to the Stanton County Sheriff’s Office, Murphree and Pederson were arrested about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

They were taken into custody in the vehicle they stole from Stanton on Tuesday by a U.S. Marshal task force and Iowa authorities.

The two are being held on numerous felony warrants in Council Bluffs and will be returned to Stanton county as soon as the extradition process can be completed.

Sheriff Mike Unger says the stolen vehicle taken by Murphree after his escape on Sunday from the Thurston County Jail was recovered Thursday morning in Norfolk.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all those involved in the arrest for the assistance.