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‘In Pursuit With John Walsh’ Leads to Capture of Real-Life Fugitive Thanks to Viewer Tip

A real-life fugitive has been captured by authorities thanks to a tip from a viewer of Investigation Discovery’s “In Pursuit With John Walsh,” the network said Wednesday.

William Stanson, who was featured in the Jan. 29 episode of the shows, was extradited to the U.S. on Wednesday after a phone tip from a viewer of the show made authorities aware of his location in Mexico. Stanson now faces charges of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and failure to appear in addition to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

“Stanson marks the 12th fugitive featured on ‘In Pursuit With John Walsh’ to now be in custody, and we are thrilled that our ID audience has helped lead to the arrest William Stanson, hopefully closing a dark chapter for his victims,” said Henry Schleiff, group president for Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “I am so proud of our

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