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Traffic stop catches Texas fugitive

Apr. 25, 2008 @ 11:58 PM

HURRICANE -- A simple traffic stop resulted in a state trooper capturing a fugitive from Texas, according to a press release issued by the West Virginia State Police.

Robert Angel Martinez, Jr., 39, of Houston, Texas, was captured Thursday in Hurricane. The trooper initially stopped the vehicle because of an expired registration. The trooper realized Martinez' fugitive status when he checked the drivers' license. Martinez was wanted on parole violations, the release stated.

Martinez was arrested without incident and taken to the Western Regional Jail to await extradition procedures.