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Cloquet Police Department
Thursday August 21st, 2014 :: 01:54 p.m. CDT


Missouri fugitive arrested in Cloquet (8/21/2014)

Date: August 21, 2014
Nature of Incident: Missouri fugitive arrested in Cloquet
Case Number: 14183458
Incident Date: August 21, 2014
Incident Time: 8:21 AM
Incident Location: 500 block of Pinehurst Park Drive, Cloquet, MN 55720
Subject: James Michael Swett (01/10/1973)
By: Detective Derek Randall

On August 20, 2014, the Andrew County (Missouri) Sheriff’s Office contacted the Cloquet Police Department regarding a fugitive that they believed may currently be in the city of Cloquet. The fugitive, James Michael Swett, was wanted in Missouri for 50 felony charges, which are as follows:
14 counts of Statutory Sodomy - 1st degree
14 counts of Child Molestation
14 counts of Forcible Sodomy
3 counts of Sex Abuse
5 counts of Sodomy

Acting on information discovered during the investigation, detectives and officers identified an address where the suspect may possibly be residing. Shortly after 8 AM on August 21, 2014, Detective Berg located Swett walking near the address, which is close to Pinehurst Park.

Swett was taken into custody for his outstanding warrants without incident and was transported to the Carlton County Jail where he is being held pending extradition back to Andrew County, Missouri.

A deputy from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Cloquet Police Department during Swett’s arrest.

More information about Swett is located on the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office website at:

A link to the downloadable Press Release can be found here:

Cloquet Police Department
101 14th St
Cloquet, MN 55720

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 218-879-1247

Derek Randall
Computer Forensics / Investigations

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