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Police Arrest Man After Python Escapes in Morgantown, W.Va.


Officials called off the search for a python that escaped last month in Morgantown. Morgantown police have arrested the snake’s owner. 

According to Morgantown police, the owner of the snake was arrested on June 26. Nineteen-year-old Shane Stevens, of Morgantown, was charged with allowing an animal to run at large. 

Police received a call about a 15-foot python escaping Steven’s truck on May 30. 

The owner exited the vehicle, allowing the snake to escape into the woods. It was last seen on a hillside near Listravia Avenue. 

The official search ended weeks later, and the snake has still not been found. 

Stevens has been released on a $100 bond. 

Police ask anybody encountering the snake to immediately call 911.