CASPER – Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers in two different parts of the state working together with WHP Dispatchers located and apprehended a sought California fugitive on August 22.
Around 4:30 p.m. on the 22, law enforcement in the Casper area received a tip for an attempt to locate (ATL) suspect at the Hat Six Truck Stop in Evansville, Wyoming for a sexual offender who had a warrant for his arrest out of Sacramento, California. The suspect had absconded from his parole and had not registered as a sex offender in over three and a half years.
The suspect was not located in the Casper area, but through the course of a continued investigation by Patrol, it was determined the suspect was in the Cheyenne area. Through the continued investigation, Cheyenne area Troopers responded to the Cheyenne area Flying J Truck Stop off of Interstate 25 Exit 7 and located and arrested 62 year old Rocky Griffin (listed address as San Diego, CA) at 6:00 p.m. on the 23rd.
Griffin’s warrant had been active since February 11th of 2013.
Griffin had apparently been using 14 different aliases and recently living on the streets and staying with different people in Casper who were unaware that he was a wanted fugitive and sex offender.