Assistant Cody Police Chief George Menig said the national notoriety of Harris-Moore made little difference in how the case was handled in Cody.
"It was a burglary and auto theft - we processed it as we would any crime scene or evidence," Menig
said there was little added significance to tying Harris-Moore to the crime.
a criminal," said Menig
Noting the number of widespread law enforcement agencies that may have an interest in charging Harris-Moore, and the cost of moving him around, Menig
said it may make the most sense for charges to be consolidated.
Police officers had been following news accounts of Harris-Moore's alleged activities and knew "his path was heading our way" in June.
said the June 13 burglary and vehicle theft matched Harris-Moore's method of operation in other crimes, cluing police in to his
Menig praised the sharp attention to detail of responding officer John Harris and detective Ron Parduba.
said officers recovered blood from the brake pedal of the vehicle when it was abandoned in Buffalo, indicating the thief was barefoot.
"I guess he
didn't know that when you walk around Wyoming there's lots of things that can give you cuts," he