Septuagenarian fugitive nabbed in Tarlac after 8 years in hiding
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga––Policemen arrested on Tuesday a 75-year-old man who went into hiding for eight years in Ramos town in Tarlac province after a La Union court issued an arrest warrant against him for acts of lasciviousness.
In a statement, Tarlac police director Col. Renante Cabico said Agoo, La Union Regional Trial Court Branch 32 Judge Jennifer Pilar issued the warrant against Manuel Yasay Jr. on April 27, 2012, for acts of lasciviousness.
The order was related to the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act with P200,000 recommended bail.
But Yasay could no longer be found in Agoo when the police tried to serve the warrant.
On Tuesday, La Union operatives and the Ilocos regional police coordinated with the Ramos police to hunt Yasay Jr.
Cabico said Yasay Jr. was on the top 7 most wanted persons of the Agoo police.
On July 18, police arrested another wanted person in Agoo in Tarlac City.
Cabico identified the suspect as Mark Joseph Galis, 30, who hid for four years.
The suspect was the subject of a warrant of arrest dated June 14, 2017, issued by Executive Judge Romeo Atillo Jr. of the Agoo RTC Branch 31 for rape with no recommended bail.
The suspect was turned over to the Agoo police.
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