WMW viewer tips lead to ‘high-violent’ criminal couple hiding at parents’ place

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FUGITIVES CAPTURED June 22, 2013 —
The Department of Corrections says WMW viewer tips called into Yakima County Crime Stoppers led to the capture of wanted criminal couple, Johnny Axtell and Victoria Peterson.

The two were featured Saturday night on FOX 41/KCYU. The tips came in soon after, and the two were quickly tracked down and arrested at Axtell’s parents house in Wapato.

The DOC, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, and Yakama Tribal police all joined in on the capture.

FUGITIVES WANTED IN YAKIMA COUNTY June 21, 2013 —
Just a couple in love — and on the run!

Both Johnny Axtell and his girlfriend, Victoria Peterson, are high-violent offenders wanted by the Department of Corrections for Escape in Yakima County.

Both most recently went down for drugs — Johnny for meth, and his lady for morphine, opium, and heroin.

Officers think they’re running together, and bouncing back and forth between Wapato and Yakima.

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Here are the details on JOHNNY AXTELL:

  • Native American
  • Age: 42
  • Ht: 5’10”
  • Wt: 230 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black and long
  • Tattoo: ‘Axtell’ on left arm

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Here are the details on VICTORIA PETERSON:

  • Age: 25
  • Ht: 5’3”
  • Wt: 140 lbs
  • Hair: Blonde, *but* dyes it dark brown
  • Piercings: Tongue, lower lip, ears
  • Tattoos: Pair of lips on her back, one on her neck

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If you know where this criminal couple is hiding, 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

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