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Convicted Iowa murderer captured by bounty hunter after fleeing privateofficer.com

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  DES MOINES, Iowa June 2 2014—The man convicted of the murder of Phyllis Davis 17 years ago is back in custody after eluding authorities and being wanted for the past eight months. David Flores walked out of prison a free man after his murder conviction was overturned. But he continued to have confrontations with […]

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Outdated New Orleans system makes it hard for bounty hunters privateofficer.com

  NEW ORLEANS LA May 15 2014 – Roland Johnson was looking at 20 years or more behind bars as a multiple offender when he skipped town on a New Orleans marijuana distribution charge. Accused car thief Donald Ferguson missed court, then disappeared back into the shadows as a semi-homeless drifter. Daniel Ponder, facing 24 counts […]

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Colorado bounty hunter accused of impersonating a police officer privateofficer.com

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  ENGLEWOOD CO April 26 2014  – A 36-year-old man accused of impersonating a police officer says he didn’t do it. Leslie Simpson was arrested April 18 after police received a report that he was identifying himself as an officer on the 3200 block of South Broadway. Simpson admitted to 9NEWS he had a badge, because […]

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Indictments in alleged Wake County NC bail bond scheme privateofficer.com

  RALEIGH NC Feb 26 2014 – A Wake County grand jury has handed up indictments in an alleged scheme to help bail bondsmen avoid paying forfeited bonds for people who didn’t show up on their court dates. Two former court clerks and two bondsmen were indicted Tuesday.Kenneth Vernon Golder II and James L. Perkins […]

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Hawaii bounty hunter involved in high-speed chase faces serious charges privateofficer.com

  Keaukaha HI Jan 23 2014 A bounty hunter has been indicted on numerous charges stemming from what witnesses allegedly told police was a high-speed chase through Keaukaha in September. The six-count indictment dated Jan. 15 charges 43-year-old Benny William Gordon of Pahoa with first-degree criminal property damage, second-degree reckless endangering and two counts each […]

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New Oklahoma Law Requires Bounty Hunters To Be Licensed privateofficer.com

  TULSA, Oklahoma – Nov 2 2013 Rounding up criminals could make you a criminal, starting this Friday, if you don’t have a license. It’s a new law many have been fighting to have on the books for years. Before the law was passed, anyone – even convicted felons – could be bounty hunters. Many […]

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Bounty hunters wanted by Fargo police for breaking down wrong door privateofficer.com

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  FARGO ND Oct 23 2013 – Bounty hunters chasing criminals in Fargo last month face criminal charges after allegedly lying to police about breaking down the wrong person’s door in a fugitive search. Five people, including reality TV show star Rene Anthony Charles Greeno of “Southern Bounty Hunter,” were charged Friday in Cass County […]

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“Lipstick Bounty Hunters” sued by woman who had door kicked in privateofficer.com

  LOS ANGELES CA Sept 28 2013— The so-called “Lipstick Bounty Hunters” of Orange County are being sued by a Hawthorne woman who claims they kicked down the door of her apartment while looking for her fugitive ex-boyfriend. Shavonna Sutton, 25, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday on behalf of herself and […]

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Bounty hunters at Quince Orchard High guilty of assault www.privateofficer.com

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ROCKVILLE, Md. Aug 31 2013 Two bounty hunters have pled guilty to assault after they tried to apprehend a bail jumper at gunpoint on the grounds of a local high school. It happened last March outside the main entrance of Quince Orchard High School as students were leaving for the day. An incident so frightening […]

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Michigan bounty hunter gets community service on extortion charge www.privateofficer.com

FORT COLLINS CO Dec 18 2012 — A Michigan bounty hunter was sentenced to probation and community service for an extortion charge stemming from his contact with a Loveland man. Chad Russell Farquhar, 39, stopped in Loveland to arrest a man wanted in Michigan on a misdemeanor traffic warrant while en route to Wyoming to […]

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Mobile Alabama bounter hunter arrested for posing as police officer www.privateofficer.com

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MOBILE, Alabama Dec 7 2012– A bounty hunter with ties to Birmingham pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he targeted people in the criminal justice system in Mobile County, posed as a police officer and then hit them up for money. Mobile County Circuit Judge James Wood set a Feb. 5 trial date for […]

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Oregon haven for wanted fugitives www.privateofficer.com

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Portland Ore Nov 15 2012 Oregon has become a haven for small-time criminals to hide, according to bounty hunters across the border inWashington. “Big time,” said fugitive recovery agent Dave Chadwick. “There’s nobody to come after them because Oregon is a no-bail state.” Oregon is one of only four states that prohibits private commercial bounty hunters–called fugitive recovery agents–from capturing […]

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Bounty hunter charged with false arrest, rape www.privateofficer.com

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Morristown TN Oct 4 2012 A jail bondsman is facing charges after he falsely arrested a woman at a Morristown hotel and then raped her. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday at the Scottish Inns motel at 3515 West Andrew Johnson Highway. A police report shows that a witness told police that Michael West Rayfield knocked on his motel room door, […]

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Owner of bail bond company charged with hiring convicted felon as bounty hunter www.privateofficer.com

  Kingsport Tenn. Oct 3 2012 Police have charged the owner of a bail bond company with hiring convicted felon Joseph Scott Horne for the mid-August bounty hunter job that ultimately left him dead by his own gun in aBristol mobile home park. Company owner Ralph B. Hawkins, of the of the Kingsport-based Tri-City Bonding, faces as much […]

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Virginia bounty hunter shot to death www.privateofficer.com

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  BRISTOL, Tenn. Aug 12 2012 Mike Henegar prayed that the guy on the ground was still alive. Moments earlier, a pair of gunshots pierced the dull silence of midnight at Brookside Estates mobile home park off of U.S. Highway 421. Henegar stepped outside and a woman begged to use his cell phone. She dialed […]

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Bounty Hunter Chases Down Wrong Man, Faces Assault Charge www.privateofficer.com

  Hopkins MN July 29 2012 A bounty hunter is accused of chasing a Hopkins man with a baton after he mistook the man for his target, according to court documents released Friday. Police found 43-year-old Charles Ray Damrow, of Farmington, with a black collapsible baton on his belt, pink chain handcuffs and a pocketknife, […]

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Oklahoma City bounty hunters busting down wrong door were wanted fugitives www.privateofficer.com

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  TULSA, Oklahoma May 17 2012 – Two bounty hunters bust their way through an elderly woman’s home in Tulsa looking for a fugitive. They soon found out they were at the wrong house. Police said two of the three bounty hunters had warrants for their own arrests. Now, professional bounty hunters are calling for regulation. […]

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Bounty huunter charged with kidnapping in Colorado www.privateofficer.com

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  LOVELAND, Colo. April 26 2012 - A bounty hunter from Michigan is facing kidnapping charges after he was accused of picking up a 29-year-old man who was wanted on a misdemeanor traffic warrant and demanding money and drugs for his release. Chad Farquhar, a 38-year-old from Jackson, was jailed on $175,000 bond after Loveland police arrested […]

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NC bail bonsmen shoot at wrong person www.privateofficer.com

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  COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC April 25 2012 - A man living outside of Tabor City says back on April 16th, he came close to being gunned down. According to Michael Thompson, two men in a white Dodge Charger fired several shots at him while he was on his private property. Thompson says the men kept mistakenly calling […]

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NJ bounty hunter admits covering up bribes www.privateofficer.com

  MORRISTOWN, N.J. April 22 2012 (AP) – A northern New Jersey bounty hunter has admitted to being part of a scheme to file false documents to earn higher fees for rounding up fugitives. Trevor Williams pleaded guilty Friday to fabricating physical evidence and hindering apprehension. He faces a year in jail. The 39-year-old Jersey […]

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