Fugitives roam free beyond borders

Iowa law enforcement agencies are unwilling to chase fugitives across a state border in about one out of five cases, according to a joint investigation by The Des Moines Register and USA TODAY into how aggressively suspects are pursued when they flee a jurisdiction to avoid justice. Fugitives from Iowa who have fled across state lines include some wanted for sexual assault, aggravated assault and robbery.

Source: Des Moines Register and USA TODAY

Posted on: March 12, 2014