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Couple gives man ride, finds him on 'most wanted' Facebook page

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - May 14, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.


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SNOWVILLE, Box Elder County — A man was arrested in Utah after the couple giving him a ride discovered a picture of him on a “most wanted” page, investigators said.

The couple was driving a semitruck to Florida when they picked up 75-year-old Michael Charles Dillon, who has the alias of Frederick Charles Dillon, in Eugene, Oregon, according to Box Elder County Chief Deputy Dale Ward. During the drive, the wife found a picture of Dillon on the “Washington’s Most Wanted” Facebook page, according to investigators.

“She and her husband came up with a plan to stop in Snowville and while the two men went wherever, she would alert the authorities,” Ward said. “So they called our deputies and our deputies went out and talked to Michael.”

Dillon admitted to having “some issues” in Oregon, but said they had been resolved and denied anything happened in Washington, according to Ward. However, Ward said when deputies verified Dillon’s information, they found he was wanted for one warrant out of Oregon and one warrant from Washington.

Dillon was arrested on the two warrants and booked into the Box Elder County Jail Tuesday.

Contributing: Mike Anderson

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