On Thursday, March 7, 2013, a 42-year-old fugitive from Iowa made his way to Wellington, Kansas and decided to hide in woods among some feed sacks. He was running from the police who were chasing him.
He made the mistake of threatening to kill a farmer. Joseph L. Lamasters, of Creston, Iowa will not be running from the law any more. In fact, he will not be able to threaten to kill anyone anymore as the farmer shot him. The fugitive assumed room temperature shortly after.
The farmer protected himself and his family. Sheriff Darren Chambers commented “I hate to see him in this position, but he did what he felt like he had to do. He wanted to protect his family.”