IDOC fugitive caught

Mugshot of Persons at jail after capture
Photo courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office

A fugitive sought by the Idaho Department of Correction’s Fugitive Recovery Unit is in custody and facing the possibility of two to 10 years in prison after violating the terms of his probation.

Acting on an anonymous tip called into the Ada County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center, a team of undercover law enforcement officers found David Leroy Persons, IDOC #59508, (DOB: 04/07/1981) walking near the intersection of Cole Road and Overland Road in Boise at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was taken into custody without incident.

On Sept. 13, 2013 in Boise County, a court sentenced Persons to two to 10 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter in connection with the 2012 death of four-year-old Pearl Sittner. She was killed when the SUV Persons was driving plunged off Arrowrock Road.

On March 13, 2014 the court suspended Persons’ sentence and ordered him released on probation after he completed an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program. On April 14, IDOC requested the public’s assistance in locating Persons for failing to maintain contact with his probation officer.

IDOC thanks the U.S. Marshals Service and the Boise Police Department for their assistance in locating and capturing Persons.


Story published: 05/01/2014
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