Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Escaped sex offender caught after trying to license a car
At 1:46 p.m. today, Kansas City Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force captured George Dudley, a sexual predator who escaped from a Wyandotte County Courthouse yesterday. Police tracked him down at a convenience store. Just down the street at Truman and Bales, they discovered he had just purchased a green Ford Taurus at a used car dealership. Dudley told the dealership staff he needed a temporary tag and was planning to drive to Kentucky. The staff pointed him toward the license bureau at Independence and Sterling and later told police about their contact with Dudley. Sure enough, officers found him in the DMV parking lot with three other people in the car - two homeless men and a man with a Kentucky parole violation. Police took Dudley and the parole violator into custody without incident.