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Napa County Fugitive Arrested Again

Three fugitives have been arrested, two of them in other counties, after they were listed on the Napa Valley Crime Stoppers wanted list. For one man, it's his third Crime Stoppers capture since May.

A 26-year-old Napa man has been arrested for the third time this year after being listed on the Napa Valley Crime Stoppers list of fugitives.

John William Thompson was wanted for felony probation violation for possession of marijuana for sale and resisting arrest. He was arrested Nov. 27, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

Thompson was listed by Crime Stoppers in February and arrested in Sacramento in May; listed again in June as wanted for felony marijuana sales and resisting arrest and arrested again in August.

The charges stem from a  in which police said Thompson fled after a traffic stop on Freeway Drive and had a large amount of marijuana when they caught up with him. At that time, he was already a fugitive with two outstanding warrants.

Also in custody this week after being listed by Crime Stoppers, according to the sheriff's office:

Samuel Kain Shanks, 36, listed in September as wanted for felony possession of a controlled substance, was arrested Nov. 27 in El Cerrito Police Department and placed in custody in Contra Costa County.

George Juarez, 37, listed earlier this month as wanted on felony warrants for second-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance, was arrested Nov. 28 by the Butte County Sheriff's Department and was awaiting transportation to the Napa County Department of Corrections.

Crime Stoppers, a private nonprofit that partners with law enforcement and the media to publicize wanted fugitives, offers no-questions-asked cash rewards of up to $1,000 in exchange for tips leading to arrests.

For the latest additions to the Crime Stoppers list, please see our Most Wanted topic page: napavalley.patch.com/topics/most-wanted.

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Lorie November 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Child Molesters and Drug Dealers are rotting our society! It's unbelievable to me that with all the technology we have today, we still have "fugitives" for a second and third time... I'd say chip them and keep them in a short leash, the first time! It seems that plenty of resources go to "protect" the criminals' rights, all while forgetting the irreversible damage these people are doing to our society by getting kids hooked up on drugs because once they're hooked, they'll do -and subject themselves to- just about anything to get their next "fix".

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