CAPTURED: WMW viewer tip leads to 43rd arrest of chronic domestic violence offender

FUGITIVE CAPTURED April 25, 2019 —
Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit arrested Vincent Landes on Thursday morning. He was located at a home in Burien, in violation of a protection order, thanks to an anonymous Washington’s Most Wanted viewer tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

He will be booked into the King County jail on his current warrant and for a new charge of Domestic Violence Felony Violation of a No Contact Order.

Landes was already wanted in King County for Domestic Violence Felony Violation of a No Contact Order.

He has been booked into the King County jail 42 times since 1986 and has reported to court services that he has had a 10-year heroin problem. ​

Detectives say he violated a protection order by showing up at his ex-girlfriend’s home in Burien and making multiple threats.  He left the area with two friends in a black Toyota pickup truck before officers arrived.  He has six prior convictions for violating protection orders and is prohibited from coming within 500 feet of the victim. ​

His criminal history includes:

  • Domestic Violence Assault 4th degree
  • Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Violation of a Court Order
  • Two DUI convictions
  • Vehicle Trespass
  • Theft 3rd degree
  • Vehicle Prowling
  • Assault 3rd Degree
  • Attempt to Elude police
  • Malicious Mischief 1st Degree
  • Giving False Info to Officer
  • Malicious Mischief 2nd degree
  • Taking a Vehicle without Permission

He is WMW Capture #1087

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month — a good time to put the spotlight on the fight against offenders like Vincent Landes.

He has a huge history of domestic violence. He’s been busted six times for violating a no contact order and now he’s facing his seventh conviction for it.

“Vincent is wanted. He’s having problems showing up to court. He’s got a warrant for his arrest for violating a no contact order. He went to the house where he wasn’t supposed to be at, where the female was staying and wasn’t supposed to have contact with and he got into an argument with her for about 10 minutes, about a truck that he wanted to take back from the female victim. She wouldn’t let him have it back and he continued to argue out front. The cops were called and before the police could get there, Mr. Landes jumped in another truck and took off out of the area. Mr. Landes, since 1986, has had 42 bookings into the King County Jail, so he is a common resident in the King County Jail and he, most likely, knows he’s being looked for again and doesn’t want to go back, so we need the public’s help to try to find him,” said King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ryan Abbott.

Detectives say he lives homeless, possibly in Seattle’s South Park or White Center area.

He’s admitted to being hooked on heroin for a decade and could be trying to steal to help feed his addiction.

He’s 51 years old, 5’7” and weighs 140 pounds.

If you spot him on the street, or know where he’s hiding, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It’s anonymous and you’ll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to his arrest.

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