Fugitive Taken Into Custody


The Gila County Sheriff's Office helped the Maricopa County Probation Office bring in one of its fugitives last week.

The GCSO was asked to assist Maricopa County March 20 in serving a warrant for aggravated driving under the influence and probation violation on Michael Shawn Herring, 28.

Herring had a history of violence, weapons use, assault and drug abuse, according to Gila County Det. Brian Havey.

Herring was residing in the 600 block of West Main and was taken into custody without incident at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

Clerk missing

The Payson Police Department has issued a national attempt to locate for the graveyard shift clerk from Express Fuels, 401 South Beeline.

The clerk was reported missing at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23.

When police investigated they found not only was the clerk missing, but also the cash from the register, and a tow truck.

"Our No. 1 concern was the clerk had been kidnapped, but that appeared not to be the case," Payson Police Lt. Don Engler said.

The clerk is described as a 36-year-old white male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build and long brown hair and goatee. He speaks with a southern accent and was last seen wearing blue jeans, T-shirt and a ball cap with the word "Viagra" on it.

The tow truck police are searching for is from LaForge Towing, a white 1999 International Harvester rollback with blue trim on both doors. The LaForge truck bears the Arizona license plate CA-64264.

No warrant has been issued for the clerk, but the police are still trying to find him and the tow truck.

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