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Traffic stop nabs domestic violence suspect convicted of killing brother in 2000

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED September 10, 2013 —
Seattle police say Darin Ward was arrested by Kent police on Tuesday, during a traffic stop.

He was booked into the King County Jail on his warrant for violating a domestic violence protection order.

FUGITIVE WANTED IN SEATTLE September 6, 2013 —
The hunt is on for a domestic violence suspect with a criminal history that goes back to 2000 — when he was convicted of manslaughter.

Seattle police need your help finding Darin Ward, after an officer doing a traffic stop says he saw first-hand a fight Ward had with a woman. “In this specific case, it’s actually observed by a police officer,” says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.  “He hears a disturbance in a yard. He sees a fight going on with a lot of yelling. Then all of a sudden, he sees the woman who’s trying to protect herself, throw a candlestick at the suspect. It goes past him, and smashes out a car window. Clearly this case is out of control. This is the kind of case where we could have had a homicide. We’re fortunate we had an officer there, and nobody got killed.”

Ward got away though — and hasn’t been seen since.

He’s 30 years old and manslaughter is just one of the violent convictions on his rap sheet.

If you can tell Seattle police where he is, call an anonymous tip into:

CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS

You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers