If your on the run from police, it's probably not the smartest idea to call the sheriff for roadside assistance. One Fugitive from Oregon learns this lesson the hard way, and now he is back in custody.
59-year-old fugitive Richard Vincent was on his way back home in Prineville Oregon when he ran out of gas on the highway in Evanston, Wyo. Stranded and fully aware that he was on the run from authorities, Vincent felt he no choice but to call the Uinta County Sheriff's Office for assistance with his situation.
Glad to assist a citizen and to protect and serve, a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer was dispatched out to help bring gas to the stranded man. Once on scene the officer noticed Vincent was acting suspicious and he ran his ID as routine. The Highway Patrol officer then discovered that Richard Vincent was wanted in Georgia for violating parole on a murder and escape conviction.
Richard Vincent was then taken into custody for his outstanding warrants and Atlanta authorities were notified. He is now being held in Wyoming and pending extradition.
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