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911 call helps Seattle police catch ‘devil-horned’ fugitive

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED September 16, 2013 —
Seattle police say a 911 call led to the arrest of Joshua Laning.

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What is it with the tattooed devil horns? For the second time in a month, we’ve got a fugitive with them inked on his head.

Joshua Laning is a big-time serial burglar wanted in Seattle right now on a Department of Corrections felony escape warrant, after taking off from work release.

He has multiple convictions in California, and pled guilty to a bunch of burglaries in Seattle in 2011.

He recently got out of prison — and is in the wind. “Here’s the bottom line,” says Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. “This guy’s a convicted felon, a burglary specialist. 115 burglaries he’s already admitted to. He’s not going to stop, and we need your help  getting him off of the street

Here are the details on JOSHUA LANING:

  • Fake Name: ‘David Leidal’
  • Age: 36
  • Ht: 5’9”
  • Wt: 175 lbs
  • Bald head
  • Eyes: Hazel

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Police say he could be driving a stolen black Suburu Impreza with Washington plates AFW1982.

If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into:


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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