Bluefield Police Arrest A Fugitive


BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – On May 14, 2018, at 11:00 Detective Williams received a call on the whereabouts of a known Fugitive David Crockett. Detective Williams arrived at Fincastle Lane, located in Crockett, then a foot pursuit began into a wooded area.

Detective Williams and Patrolman Fox immediately set up a perimeter and began trying to locate the subject. K-9 unit Thor was called to the scene and deployed, within minutes Thor located Crockett hiding in deep, heavy brush, fortunately for Crockett he decided to surrender just prior to Thor apprehending him.

Crockett was transported to Bluefield City Jail, processed per department guidelines.

Crockett was charged with being a Fugitive of Justice (Tazewell County, VA) and Parole Violations, Crockett awaits arraignment in the Bluefield City Jail.

Tyler Barker

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