Fugitive Anthony Zappa surrendered to authorities this morning after a standoff in Rollins, Montana. Zappa was holed up in a cabin with 17-year-old Anne Sluti, who he allegedly kidnapped from a Nebraska mall parking lot last week. Zappa has been on the loose for nearly a month, allegedly exchanging gunfire with bail bondsmen in Floyd County, Iowa, and forcing officials to close the Mall of America in the Twin Cities after he was spotted there. Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer says since Zappa has racked up a number of charges in the kidnapping case, it’ll be a while before he comes back to Iowa and faces charges. Dettmer still plans to prosecute Zappa no matter how long it takes for him to be returned to Iowa. Zappa is also considered a possible suspect in the 1995 abduction of a Mason City T-V anchorwoman. Investigators say Zappa was in the area when Jodi Huisentruit vanished, as he often stayed with relatives in Charles City. Dettmer says prosecutors in other states are waiting in line just like she is to prosecute Zappa. Zappa faces charges in Floyd County after a March 21st shootout with bail bondsmen who wanted to capture and return him to Anoka County, Minnesota, after he skipped bail there. Zappa’s family contends he is innocent in that incident and didn’t even own a gun at that time.
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