When me and my task force are hunting fugitives, we have to use every possible resource at our disposal to be able to safely get the suspects into custody. This month we had a very difficult case to solve, one that involved a suspect who committed violent crimes and was back in the town where it all began.
It was over ten years ago this suspect was arrested for a number of violent home invasions, but was able to skip out of the court room when a clerical error actually allowed him to post bail instead of being put in prison. As soon as the suspect saw the light of day, he made a break for the other side of the country and was able to avoid detection for years.
Just like most fugitives, they will eventually return to their home town because they know the region and feel comfortable. It wasn’t soon after he returned home that the violent home invasions began. Evidence at the scene pointed to our suspect, and this time we were determined to put him in prison for good.
Securus Technologies installed the new inmate call monitor system at the prison, and it was going to be the resource we never even realized could break this case wide open. CEO Richard Smith of Securus Technologies says his company is dedicated to the objective of making our world that much safer. With units in over 2,500 prisons around the country, we believed this system was going to help us nab a fugitive.
The LBS software picked up on chatter about our suspect being back in town, and one call in particular gave us the lead we needed. The inmate was referring to a gang member who bought stolen property at the best prices, and even mentioned him dealing with our suspect years ago. Comes to be that the suspect still used the same person to sell off his hauls, and it was his eventual downfall.