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Off-Duty Lakewood Cop Nabs Fugitive Couple

Det. Ryan Larson had just finished watching Washington's Most Wanted on television when he went to a nearby gas station and got a surprise.

For Lakewood Police Det. Ryan Larson, television time with his daughter coupled with a need to gas up led to the unexpected arrest of a couple who had been wanted on felony charges ranging from jail break to child custody violations.

According to a story posted late Wednesday on Washington's Most Wanted website, Larson said he had been watching the popular true crime show with his daughter last weekend. After they finished, he left the house to refuel his vehicle at a Hosmer Street gas station. 

As Most Wanted tells it, "...(Larson) spotted Eileen Dilbeck and Joseph Williams who had just been featured (on the show). He was off-duty in his own car but he followed them to where they went and called the patrol units."

Police arrested Williams, 33, for escape from community custody. He'd disappeared after being convicted of vehicular homicide, second degree assault and leaving the scene of an injury accident, according to Lakewood Police.

The 35-year-old Dilbeck, said to be Williams' girlfriend, was wanted in Wisconsin for interference with child custody.

Read more details of the arrest in the Washington's Most Wanted story here. 

Locked n Loaded February 21, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Justice served...... Hey maybe the police need to do more work off duty. Maybe they will catch more criminals. Lol.

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