Interstate Cooperation Leads to Arrest of SW Florida Fugitive
August 1, 2013
Interstate cooperation leads to arrest of SW Florida fugitive
Interstate cooperation was at its finest this week, when a tip provided to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a Lee County woman who had fled from justice and was attempting to hide in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Danielle Renee Woodall, of Coral Springs, Florida, was wanted on warrants in connection with a grand theft case in Lee County. A tip provided to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, along with an investigation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office, gave reason to believe that Woodall was somewhere in the Greensboro area. A Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers representative contacted the Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers program the evening of July 30th to pass along the tip and ask for assistance in locating Woodall.
Detectives from the Greensboro Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team followed up on the investigation and traced Woodall to the Lodge America at 1200 Lanada Road. On Wednesday, July 31, at 4:44 p.m., Greensboro officers arrested the 30-year-old fugitive without incident at the motel.
Woodall is now confined in Greensboro Jail Central on $250,000 secured bond, and will be extradited to Florida where she faces charges of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Felony Burglary Conveyance and other theft charges.
Excellent communication among multiple agencies to include Southwest Florida and Greensboro Crime Stoppers programs, Greensboro Police and Lee County Sheriff’s Office, was key to the arrest being made.
“The partnerships that Crime Stoppers has developed over the years, both locally and regionally, helped in the swift apprehension of a wanted fugitive,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “This case is proof that fugitives can run, but they can’t hide forever, and that area law enforcement has connections to find criminals wherever they may be seeking refuge.”
Crime Stoppers is a global policing program that brings together the community, law enforcement and the media to solve crime. Law enforcement liaisons advertise, via the media, unsolved crimes or wanted persons providing confidentiality and anonymity to the callers. Information that leads to an arrest, as with the case of Danielle Woodall, can earn tipsters a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips can be provided 24/7 by calling 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or submitting a tip online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org
Note: Woodall’s booking photo from North Carolina is attached to the bottom of this release.
For additional information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at 239-477-1407.