I work on the fugitive task force in a very dangerous part of the country, and at any given notice I can be sent to work on a new case that warrants attention. Recently we were on the hunt for a very dangerous criminal who was only out of the jail for a couple hours and managed to slip through the perimeter that was set up to catch him.
Once the fugitive gets past the perimeter, everyone is in danger because the suspect will do whatever it takes to get a car, money, food, clothes, and drugs. If they can find a weapon, then things get even more dangerous for everyone. I immediately raced to the location and we did surveillance on his family with no leads. We knew that if he was able to stay hidden for a few days, he would be out of the country and gone in the blink of an eye.
The jail from which the suspect escaped had recently installed the Securus Technologies inmate call system, and this was going to break the case wide open for us. There were inmates in the jail not only talking about the escape to each other, they were relaying messages to those on the outside helping this fugitive out. These inmates think talking in code could keep their conversations on the down low, but the LBS software alerted us to chatter about who was helping the fugitive and where he was heading.
We arrived at the location without making a scene, and laid low and waited. It wasn’t four hours later, the suspect rolled into the location with a female friend, and walked right into our trap. Had it not been for the incredible covert alert feature on the Securus Technologies system, this suspect was a day away from being out of the country.