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Out-of-state fugitives arrested in Clovis


October 28, 2018

CLOVIS — Two out-of-state fugitives were arrested early Saturday morning in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Prince Street in Clovis, according to a Clovis Police Department release.

32-year-old Jesse Wilson and 34-year-old Sherry Thomas were apprehended after one of the subject’s telephones was used to geo-locate the individuals in the area around Wal-Mart. They were wanted on outstanding felony arrest warrants and in connection to a homicide investigation in Lincoln, Nebraska.

According to the release:

• A SWAT armored truck utilized flash bangs and tear gas and after driving the truck onto the subject’s stolen vehicle following an attempt to flee, a K-9 unit was deployed when Wilson and Thomas would not exit the vehicle.

• The United States Marshal Service contacted CPD at 8:47 p.m. regarding the individuals and the SWAT truck was loaded at 2:15 a.m.

Regarding the nearly five and a half hour gap between the notification from the U.S. Marshals and the deployment of the SWAT truck, CPD Capt. Roman Romero wrote in an email to The News that the vehicle was under surveillance from the time of its discovery and that conducting background intelligence and securing search warrants takes time.

• Wilson and Thomas sustained injuries from K-9 bites and were taken to Plains Regional Medical Center for medical clearance before being transported to the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Romero did not elaborate on the extent of the injuries in an email to The News.

He wrote the Wilson and Thomas were brought to PRMC within 30 minutes of the scene being secured and following medical clearance they were transported to the detention center around 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., respectively.

The investigation is ongoing and being coordinated with the Lincoln Police Department, according to the release.


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