Texas Fugitive Arrested in Dothan

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

A five month search for fugitive Nina Connor of Brunson, Texas came to an end at a Dothan bus station.

Connor had been through several states while avoiding the law, who wanted to talk to her about month’s worth of forged checks stolen in early 2008, and Connor was also the person of interest in a murder investigation.

Sheriff Tom Maddox of Sabine County Texas says, "She went to Missouri and then left Missouri when we got on her trail in Missouri and found out she was headed to Alabama."

Sheriff Maddox says that Connor was eventually heading to stay with family in Mississippi after narrowly escaping capture in two other states. But this week, the long arm of the law caught up with her.

Capt. Antonio Gonzalez says, "If someone is going to flee from justice we have people from Alabama that take off and get caught in other areas if we have any leads to where they are or where they're going we'll contact other agencies all across the united states."

The call came in to the Dale County Sheriff’s Office on Monday that Connor was en route to Mississippi to see family by way of Dothan, and once that information reached the Houston County so they were at the bus station to meet her.

Gonzalez says, "She would be getting off the bus in Dale County but she was able to bypass dale county and made it to Houston County where we picked her up before she was able to get on."

Maddox says, "Well we want to get her back here one more time but we are just real appreciative of the officers over there responding and making that apprehension."

As of now, Connor is scheduled to be taken back to Texas Thursday, where she will face the 8 to 10 counts of forgery handed down by a grand jury in January.

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