<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chelle38652:
*Mississippi* If there is an arrest warrant out for someone for a felony charge, isn't there a time limit for a person to be arrested. I thought if a person wasn't arrested on a warrant within 5 years, it was off the record and the person is in the clear. Also, is there anywhere a person can go such as Mexico in order to avoid being arrested?
Any advice on this is greatly appreciated.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Do you remember this recent bit of news?
"On Wednesday, June 16, 1999, the Los Angeles Chief of Police Bernard Parks and Acting Assistant Director in Charge John Schiman announced the arrest of fugitive Kathleen Ann Soliah, 52, of St. Paul, Minnesota, who became a fugitive in 1976, and evaded capture for nearly twenty-three years. Kathleen Soliah was arrested by members of the Criminal Conspiracy Section and Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during a joint investigation. Soliah was placed under surveillance, and was detained by the Saint Paul Police Department at 8:30 am, Central Standard Time.
Soliah was charged in a federal warrant issued on March 25,1999 in the Central District of California for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP). The UFAP warrant was based on an indictment by a Grand Jury, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles on February 26, 1976, on felony charges to include conspiracy to commit murder, possession of destructive device or explosives in or near certain places, explosion, attempt to explode or ignite a destructive device or explosive with intent to murder."
The statute of limitations STOPS (is tolled) while a fugitive is out of the State. Like Solia, your friend can be tried years later if he has "skipped" the State. Better and craftier people than your friend have tried to escape justice . . . but they've all been caught.
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