My job as part of the fugitive task force is being able to stay one step ahead of fugitives who are looking to harm innocent residents of our region. When these suspects have a support network around them, it makes it that much harder because not only are they hidden, the people who would normally help as informants do not want to be bothered.
The only way that me and my team can find these fugitives is with hard work and determination. One thing is common with just about all criminals, they are creatures of habit that usually feel safest when they are operating around their home town. That familiarity makes them comfortable, and with that comes the chance that they will slip up and give us a lead to where they may be hiding.
This particular suspect was back in his home town operating like he was untouchable. He was robbing and committing violent acts, leaving behind a calling card that showed police he was not afraid to conduct business as usual because he knew he was able to work in the shadows just out of our reach. As his crimes escalated, so did the pressure from my superiors to put an end to his run from the law.
One of my partners that works in the local prison informed that Securus Technologies installed an inmate call system that was unlike any resource he had seen in years. The LBS software was allowing them to listen to the inmates talk on the phone in a new way, and there was even chatter about our suspect detected.
We studied the calls and determined a relative in the jail was actually calling the shots as to who was hiding our suspect, so we continued to let the inmate lead us right to the suspect who we arrested before he could strike again.