Updated to reflect Ponce's capture, which although apparently not direct is still great news. Ponce is the 12th overall fugitive aired on the show to be captured before or after his airing, and the 9th fugitive from the show to be captured after their airing.
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 10, 2017 20:37:33 GMT -5
Changed my mind and updated the capture directory since I see Crabtree Macedo and Dion are scheduled to be aired, whether they actually air or not.
21 overall cases resolved before or after airing 20 fugitive cases resolved before or after airing 12 fugitives captured after airing 6 fugitives captured as direct results after airing 3 missing children or adults recovered after airing 2 missing children recovered as direct results after airing
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2017 20:49:53 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Updated capture directory again thanks to captures of Ty & Tisa Yiyara
23 overall cases resolved before or after airing 22 fugitive cases resolved before or after airing 14 fugitives captured after airing 6 fugitives captured as definitive direct results after airing* 3 missing children or adults recovered after airing 2 missing children recovered as direct results after airing
*-number may be actually be more including partial credit cases
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2017 0:44:30 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Nov 30, 2017 19:06:47 GMT -5
Updated capture directory with (seemingly) indirect but still great capture of William Greer.
24 overall cases resolved before or after airing 23 fugitive cases resolved before or after airing 15 fugitives captured after airing 6 fugitives captured as definitive direct results after airing* 3 missing children or adults recovered after airing 2 missing children recovered as direct results after airing
In April 2018, it was officially announced that The Hunt would no longer be on the air (with the exception of possible reruns)- to be replaced by a new show called "In Pursuit" on the ID channel. As a result, I didn't want to continue a Hunt directory but still wanted to mention when a fugitive on the show is eventually captured since thankfully based on law of averages it will happen from time to time. The following captures happened after the show's end:
Mario Albert Lozano
Wanted Location: Watsonville, California. December 2004.
Capture Location: Mexicali, Mexico. February 2018. (Officially extradited back to U.S. in August 2018)
Brief description: Lozano was wanted for allegedly brutally stabbing 17-year old Isaac Guzman to death in broad daylight on the streets of Watsonville, California. Lozano and Guzman reportedly feuded over the treatment of Guzman's cousin, whom Lozano was dating.
Capture description: Lozano was aired on what turned out to be the series finale of "The Hunt with John Walsh" in November 2017. It turned out that authorities were already hot on his trail, thanks to tips sent in to the Watsonville Police Department's Facebook page. In February 2018, Lozano was arrested in the city of Mexicali in the Mexican state of Baja California. On August 2nd, 2018, Lozano was extradited back to California.
Wanted Location: Phoenix, Arizona. May 2009.
Capture Location: Jalisco, Mexico. August 29th, 2018
Brief description: In May 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, Jardines and associates of his allegedly started an argument with a group of women in front of a gas station convenience store. During the argument, Jardines allegedly produced a handgun and began shooting into the group of women. Joanna Lopez and Crystal Arrona were struck and killed. Jardines allegedly fled the scene right afterwards.
Capture description: On Sept. 9, 2011, the Phoenix Police requested help from the U.S. Marshals Service-led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force. In 2017, the community asked for additional help when the search for Jardines was shown on "The Hunt with John Walsh." (On the show's September 10th, 2017 episode).
Because of renewed public attention, authorities learned Jardines fled the country to Mexico. Authorities pinpointed Jardine's location and contacted authorities in Mexico to help apprehend Jardines. Law enforcement in Mexico arrested Jardines on Aug. 29, 2018. He was extradited back to the U.S. the next day.
Wanted Location: Brooklyn, New York. July 2002.
Capture Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut. September 4th, 2018.
Brief Description: On July 8, 2002, Neverson allegedly murdered his sister by shooting her in the head and stomach. He allegedly abducted a former girlfriend the next day. The woman was found dead two days later with a mortal wound to the head. At the time of both murders, he was paroled by the state of New York for attempted murder in the second degree, assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.
On Nov. 6, 2002, the fugitive, armed with a handgun, allegedly entered the home of another ex-girlfriend in an attempt to visit his daughter. The woman's brother interrupted the unannounced visit, and Neverson fled with no further incident. The New York City Police Department searched the area for the felon, but never located him. The U.S. Marshals adopted the case in 2004, adding him to their top 15 Most Wanted list.
Capture description: Neverson was aired over a dozen times on America's Most Wanted, leading to a sighting in Trinidad in 2005, along with an airing on "The Hunt with John Walsh" on August 6th, 2017. However, in the end, it was Neverson's critical mistake that did him in after he was arrested for a reckless driving charge in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was let go on bond, but fingerprints soon came back as belonging to Neverson. He amazingly did not use his lucky head start to flee the state, leading to his arrest at a house in Bridgeport the next day.
Wanted Location: New York, New York. October 2012.
Capture Location: Puebla City, Pueblo (Mexico). September 27th, 2018.
Brief Description: On October 7th, 2012, Orlando Orea allegedly stabbed youth soccer coach Michael Jones to death at 4:30 am in the Union Square area of New York City. Jones had moved to the U.S. from England and was beloved both there and in the Westchester area of NYC where he coached. Although a motive is currently unknown, it has been theorized Orea possibly mistook Jones for a man he had argued with at a bar earlier in the night.
Capture Description: Orea was aired on the September 24th, 2017 episode of "The Hunt with John Walsh." Nearly exactly a year later, he was tracked down to Puebla City in the Mexican state of Puebla on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. A shootout ensued and Orea managed to avoid capture but was finally tracked down and arrested the next day. Sadly, two Interpol agents were killed as a result of the previous day's shootout. It is not yet known when Orea will be extradited back to the U.S.
Wanted Location: Newark, New Jersey. October 2014.
Capture Location: Landover, Maryland. March 8th, 2019.
Case Description: Lamont Stephenson was wanted for the strangulation murder of his girlfriend Olga "Ivy" DeJesus and her dog in Newark, New Jersey back in October of 2014. Stephnson and DeJesus knew each other from high school, but friends of DeJesus were surprised when they later connected and got engaged after a high school reunion since the two seemed to have opposite personalities. (DeJesus was outgoing, while Stephenson was described as quiet and having no friends). Lamont Stephenson would be aired on both The Hunt with John Walsh's final season in 2017, and it's successor, In Pursuit with John Walsh (on the February 13th, 2019 episode of Season 1). In between those shows, Stephenson was added to the FBI's top ten list in October of 2018.
Capture Description: On early Thursday morning on March 7th, 2019, officers with the Prince George's County Police Department were conducting a suspicious vehicle investigation. The man inside the vehicle after some avoidance indicated his name was Lamont Stephenson and he "may be a wanted criminal." It was eventually determined that the man and the Lamont Stephenson from the FBI's top ten most wanted list were one and the same. Additionally, Stephenson was named as a suspect in the murder of a woman and her cat in Washington D.C. The murder happened the night before his capture. Stephenson expressed relief at his capture after the fact as he had been essentially homeless. At the moment, the capture of Stephenson does not appear to be a direct result of "In Pursuit with John Walsh" but rather excellent police work. Although it should be noted Stephenson is the first FBI top ten fugitive to be captured after airing on either America's Most Wanted-successor shows. (Some FBI Top 10 fugitives were captured before airing on "The Hunt with John Walsh")
Last Edit: Mar 8, 2019 16:39:42 GMT -5 by Scumhunter