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New Port Richey officers capture Massachusetts fugitive

NEW PORT RICHEY — Several roads were shut down, a SWAT tank roamed the streets and snipers were in place Thursday afternoon while authorities hunted for a fugitive out of Massachusetts.

Frank Stanley, 40, was found at a home on Tennessee Avenue, said James Steffens, the acting police chief of New Port Richey. Stanley was wanted on four Massachusetts warrants for charges of sexual battery on a child 14 or younger, Steffens said.

He said his agency received a call Wednesday evening that Stanley might be in the area. His officers, along with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, searched for the suspect that night and Thursday. Steffens said Stanley came outside voluntarily and was arrested without incident.

New Port Richey officers capture Massachusetts fugitive 12/01/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 1, 2011 4:24pm]
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