MEDFORD, NY (WCBS 880) – Authorities on Long Island say they had to track Richard Newmann down twice, and Mother Nature gave them some assistance the second time.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

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Back in August, the 26-year-old was arrested for endangering the welfare of his two children after police say he had drugs and a hypodermic needle close to where his children were sitting.

But he never showed up to court.

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Acting on a tip, cops found Newmann at a home in Medford.

But, when officers arrived, Newmann jumped out of a window and ran.

Cops, however, found Newmann after tracking his footprints in the snow.

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On top of the numerous charges he already faces, authorities tell WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that they will also added on a criminal contempt charge because Newmann was not supposed to be in the house in Medford because of an order of protection.