Sheriff: Tip is all it took to track down fugitivePosted: Updated:
At least 100 law enforcement officers were part of the nationwide manhunt for two escaped Union County Jail inmates. But what exactly does it take to track down a fugitive?
According to Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, the successful capture of fugitives Jose Espinosa and Otis Blunt came about by good old-fashioned police work.
?You can have all the electronic devices, telephone taps, but sooner or later, it comes down to a policeman talking to someone else,? Froehlich says.
Authorities say it was a tip that led cops to a Summer Street apartment in Elizabeth where they found Espinosa.
Bounty hunter Louis Faccone says nabbing Blunt inside a motel in Mexico City, however, was a lucky break for U.S. Marshals.
Espinosa and Blunt escaped from the jail in December. The manhunt ended last week when both men were captured a day apart.
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