A warrant for someone’s arrest may bring information to police that can help them track down their suspect. However, when police and federal agents issue a manhunt and offer a significant reward for someone’s arrest for federal charges, their phones may be flooded with callers who believe they know where authorities can find the one in question. When the FBI recently offered $50,000 for information about a subject, they made their arrest only a day later.
Police reports say the 38-year-old man opened fire on officers and federal agents during a traffic stop around 11 p.m. An FBI agent suffered at least one bullet wound but is expected to recover. The alleged shooter escaped in a dark SUV. Police released a description of the man, including several distinctive tattoos, known aliases and his supposed affiliation with a well-known gang. The man faces federal charges including:
- Resisting arrest
- Impeding or assaulting a federal law enforcement officer by use of a deadly weapon
- Carrying and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence
Within a day of announcing a reward for the man’s capture, FBI agents announced they had arrested him without incident. He now faces an intense federal criminal prosecution that may be complicated by his alleged affiliation with a violent gang and any previous record of violence. A federal trial also means he may be subject to mandatory sentencing requirements. If convicted, the man could serve decades in prison, which is why a complex criminal defense strategy may prove invaluable.