Ellenson arrested in Florida

Saratoga robbery suspect is in custody, awaiting extradition back to Wyoming

On March 14, authorities in the state of Florida arrested Saratoga robbery suspect 32-year-old Cody Ellenson. Ellenson and 28-year-old Victoria Tidball were wanted for robbery at the Whistle Pig Saloon on December 16. Tidball was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon after she fired approximately 40 rounds at her ex-boyfriend’s house and vehicle.

Tidball was later arrested on December 27 by the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP). Since then, Ellenson has been on the run for three months until his recent arrest. An arrest warrant was also issued on Ellenson by authorities in Campbell County Wyoming for a Sex Offense on a Minor.

Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris said he was informed about Ellenson’s arrest on Thursday afternoon and has confirmed that Ellenson is in custody and is awaiting extradition back to Wyoming to face charges.

“I was contacted yesterday afternoon and a Campbell County Deputy notified me that Ellenson has been arrested in Florida,” Morris said. “Both Campbell County and Carbon County Sheriff's Office held felony warrants on Ellenson.”

Morris said Ellenson could be charged in Campbell County first before being transferred to Carbon County. He said Ellenson is also facing additional charges in Florida.

“I have not talked to anybody yet from Carbon County,” Morris said. “However, the conversation I had with Campbell County sounds like Ellenson will be facing a hearing in Campbell County at least first. Ellenson is also facing charges in Florida presently on possible misdemeanor charges. So when he is done with his charges in Florida, authorities in Campbell County will be in the process in having Ellenson extradited back to Campbell County."

Morris said Carbon County authorities are fully aware Ellenson will be charged first in Campbell Country before being arraigned in Carbon County. Morris does not know when Ellenson will be extradited back to Wyoming but said Ellenson is under surveillance by Campbell and Carbon County authorities as soon as his charges in Florida are finished.


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