Man Arrested After Appearing On FCSO’s ‘Fugitive Friday Bingo’ Video Series

By on March 13, 2018 in WNDB News

Palm Coast, FL – A fugitive featured on the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Friday Bingo video series has been arrested after an anonymous community tip was called into the department.

On Friday, March 2, 21-year-old James Raposa was Sheriff Rick Staly’s fugitive of the week. The video, which was shared 27 times and viewed over 1,100 times, explained Raposa was wanted by the FCSO for Violation of Probation in reference to a DUI.

Right before midnight on Saturday, March 10, the FCSO’s Communications Center received an anonymous tip stating Raposa could be found at a home on Ulaturn Trail in Palm Coast. After confirming that Raposa had an active warrant, deputies responded to the residence and arrested him. He was transported to the Flagler County Detention Center where he is being held on a $2,500 bond.

(Raposa’s mugshot courtesy of the FCSO)

“The video series is working,” said Staly. “Our Fugitive Unit does a great job tracking down these offenders but no one knows where they are better than family members or friends. In this case, we tracked him faster thanks to the help of our community. Now he is off the streets and in jail where he belongs.”

The Fugitive Friday Bingo video series airs every Friday on www.flaglersheriff.com, and on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook and YouTube accounts. Hosts Sheriff Rick Staly and Corporal Scott Wetherhold of the Fugitive Unit seek to alert the public of the most wanted fugitives in Flagler County and use social media to find and arrest the fugitives featured.

According to the FCSO, almost 45% of the fugitives featured on the series since November 2017 have been apprehended. A list of the top 10 most wanted fugitives in Flagler County can be found here.

Photo courtesy of BortN66 and Shutterstock.com.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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