Chicago fugitive opens Kentucky restaurant

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CHICAGO (NBC News) — A fugitive from Chicago has been arrested in Richmond, Kentucky where he had moved, changed his name, and opened a popular restaurant.

Marshawn Thomas is now in jail. He was wanted for a probation violation in Chicago related to a marijuana charge.

Now he’s facing a charge in Kentucky for using a false identity.

Thomas used a fake name to open a sandwich shop… And even offered discounts to local law enforcement officials.

In an interview from jail, Thomas said he just used the false identity so he could work and will accept his punishment.

“I’m not going to sit here and lie to you, I did use somebody else’s identity. But I didn’t do it for the reason most people do. Even though it wasn’t for those reasons, that doesn’t justify it or make it right,” said Thomas.

He also added that his employees can run the restaurant, even in his absence, no matter how long that might be.

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