Tim Stark was a man on the run, but it appears he’s been captured several states away.The owner of Wildlife in Need, an embattled exotic animal facility in Charlestown, Indiana, has been eluding police since his animals were removed from his property in September.The Indianapolis Zoological Society took away more than 160 animals. According to a judge, when officials arrived for the relocation process, 23 animals valued at roughly $120,000 were nowhere to be found. A warrant was issued for Stark’s arrest in connection with the missing animals.Stark told WLKY Wednesday by phone that he had nothing to do with their disappearance and would stay in hiding until the warrants were dropped.But on Thursday, he was taken into custody in New York, Indiana officials confirmed. He’s being held in Washington County on a felony warrant for intimidation and battery issued in Clark County, Indiana.Stark recently rose to fame after his appearance on the Netflix show “Tiger King.” The USDA pulled Tim Stark’s license to run Wildlife in Need, around the time the show premiered, after accusations of animal abuse and neglect.

Tim Stark was a man on the run, but it appears he’s been captured several states away.

The owner of Wildlife in Need, an embattled exotic animal facility in Charlestown, Indiana, has been eluding police since his animals were removed from his property in September.

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The Indianapolis Zoological Society took away more than 160 animals.

According to a judge, when officials arrived for the relocation process, 23 animals valued at roughly $120,000 were nowhere to be found. A warrant was issued for Stark’s arrest in connection with the missing animals.

Stark told WLKY Wednesday by phone that he had nothing to do with their disappearance and would stay in hiding until the warrants were dropped.

But on Thursday, he was taken into custody in New York, Indiana officials confirmed. He’s being held in Washington County on a felony warrant for intimidation and battery issued in Clark County, Indiana.

Stark recently rose to fame after his appearance on the Netflix show “Tiger King.” The USDA pulled Tim Stark’s license to run Wildlife in Need, around the time the show premiered, after accusations of animal abuse and neglect.

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