Alaska fugitive arrested in Washington

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Ricky Alan Reese, who fled the state in 1994 while on parole, was arrested after authorities found him working in a car dealership in Washington, a member of the Alaska Fugitive Task Force said Wednesday.

Reese, 42, one of the city's most wanted criminals, was traced to Everett, Wash., through one of his known aliases and arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday, said Burt Pendergrass, an Anchorage police officer assigned to the case. Reese's identity was confirmed from a driver's license photo.

Pendergrass said he did a computer search using one of Reese's aliases, ''Ricky Alan Ferrier,'' and got a hit. He found that a license had been issued to someone using that name in Washington.

Reese was not at his last known address. The task force traced him through six addresses before finding him.

Reese fled the state after serving time on drugs and weapons charges. Since fleeing, three more arrest warrants for drug charges have been issued against him, police said.

Reese is one of 15 fugitives currently listed on the Anchorage Police Department Web site as ''most wanted.'' His wife, Jacqueline Reese, is also listed and believed to be in the Portland area.

A charge of parole violation was filed against Reese to get him returned to Alaska where the other warrants will be served, Pendergrass said.

Reese was being held in Everett on Friday without bail, Phillips said.

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