Tuesday, July 24, 2007

North Texas fugitive found at lake hideout

08:46 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Keith Dempsey was found under a mobile home.

He's a documented member of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, an accused car-jacker from Dallas and a federal fugitive in custody - thanks to Louisiana marshals.

Fugitive Task Force members in Bossier tracked Keith Dempsey to Lake Bisteneau, east of Bossier, where they say he'd been hiding out for at least a week.

"It was just a matter of time before he started doing it here. We just got lucky with some really good detective work by some task force members to be able to pin him down and get him apprehended," said Chris Tucker from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Bossier City K-9s helped corner Dempsey under a mobile home.

He had cuts and scrapes from the scuffle, and other abrasions when taken to jail.

"The burns are - from what we've seen - indicative of some type of drug-cooking activity," Tucker added.

Deputies say he's been involved in 19 aggravated robberies in North Texas, most of which were car-jackings, including at least three shootings.

Local officers will arrange for his extradition, which should happen within days.

E-mail jbrady@wfaa.com.

Source: WFAA

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