When my team is on the hunt for a fugitive, we rely on many people to help get the suspect into custody. The more help from the public, the safer we can make the entire community. When we were told that a fugitive was in the area and he was armed and dangerous, we had to act fast. The trouble we had out of the gate with this case was the suspect had a huge network of family and friends who were hiding him from the police. Each time I reached out to his family, we were turned away.
Having no luck with his family and knowing the general public was terrified to turn him in for fear of retribution, we decided we only had one resource we could use. On our visit to the local jail, we wanted to learn all we could about the new inmate phone call monitoring system the corrections officers were using. Securus Technologies installed the system, and promised their technology is helping to make this world safer for all. Having been installed in well over two thousand prisons already, we knew this resource could help us close the gap on our fugitive.
Within hours of using the LBS software to try and uncover information about the suspect, we discovered a very unique call from an inmate who was recently arrested for burglary. He was complaining on the call that he didn’t care who was listening, and he was tired of being treated like a caged animal. He went on to say that he wanted that suspect arrested because he was the reason for his time in jail. He spilled his guts on the call about a distant cousin who had a huge property on the edge of town used for hiding fugitives. Hours later we picked up the suspect without any trouble thanks to that phone call.