2 fugitives caught after pulled over for traffic violations
By Holly Hollman
ATHENS — Criminals listen up. This is lesson No. 1 from the U.S. Marshals Service office in Huntsville:
At least obey traffic laws.
On Monday night, a Limestone deputy pulled over a
driver because he didn’t have taillights.
It turned out that the U.S. Marshals wanted the driver on federal drug charges.
“Let that be a lesson to you,” Bill Lizotte with the U.S. Marshals quipped. “Don’t break traffic laws.”
Limestone County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Stanley McNatt said deputy Justin Flanagan stopped Andres Arizmedi Flores, 36, of 14290 Mooresville Road, Lot 15, at Mooresville Road and Old Highway 20.
“When he ran the name through NCIC, it was discovered Flores was wanted by the marshals,” McNatt said.
NCIC is the National Crime Information Center.
Lizotte said Flores was among those authorities searched for in June 2006 dur-ing a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force’s roundup aimed at dismantling a Decatur man’s drug-trafficking organization.
“He was on our list but had never been caught,” Lizotte said.
Oscar Xicotencah Salomon, also known as Javier Hernandez, Jose Delores and “Lo Lo,” allegedly was the head of the Decatur organization, which allegedly distributed cocaine, methamphetamine/ICE and marijuana to dealers in North Alabama and adjoining states. The drugs came from Mexico.
And here is lesson No. 2:
Drinking and driving is ill advised.
Athens patrolman Perry Gooch pulled over a motorist Sunday for DUI. Turns out this motorist also was a fugitive from justice.
Capt. Marty Bruce said the motorist gave his name as Mark Granville Shavers of Walls Avenue in Hartselle.
Police transferred the driver to the Limestone County Jail.
“He was fingerprinted at the Sheriff’s Office on their live scan machine,” Bruce said, “and his true identity was revealed.”
Shavers actually is Michael Thomas Doyle, 42, of 1371 Perry Lane, Des Plains, Ill.
Bruce said Des Plains authorities have a warrant for Doyle for robbery.
Doyle is in the county jail waiting transfer to Illinois.
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