Traffic Stops and Fugitive ApprehensionsFebruary 26th, 2007 by josh farley
It took awhile and the help of virtually every law enforcement agency in Kitsap County. But in the end, the thing that led authorities to Duane Michael “Mike” Sloan, 33, was a traffic stop.
Sloan was on the run for his role in a possible kidnapping scheme, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen Friday after allegedly leading police on a chase through a neighborhood north of Poulsbo. But he was caught on the 300 block of Hewitt during a traffic stop at approximately 12:46 a.m., wearing a black wig and ball cap.
The driver he was riding with apparently ran a stop sign so police stopped the car.
Law enforcement officers nationwide will tell you traffic stops more than anything else lead to fugitive apprehensions.
There are many famous examples of infamous criminals caught by traffic stops. One example is Timothy McVeigh, the man executed for his role in the Oklahoma City Bombings.
Anyone know any other stories about fugitives caught on stops?