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Authorities say RV suspect was Arizona-bound

A sex offender who was the subject of a two-day manhunt after leading authorities on a chase in a motor home changed his appearance by shaving off his beard before attempting to flee to Arizona, authorities said Friday.

Stephen Houk, 46, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Thursday when officers found him hiding inside the compartment of an empty rail car in Barstow, more than 100 miles

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