Fugitive Who Sent Ohio Police New Mugshot Re-Arrested In Florida

  • by: Alan Duke

Donald Pugh became a internet thing this week because he sent a selfie to police because he didn't like the mugshot of him they were using. "Here's a better photo, that one is terrible," he tweeted in a post that tagged the Lima, Ohio, police who were searching for him for failing to appear in court on a criminal case.

While Lima police replied that they would stick with the photo he does not like, they now have another official mugshot of a smiling Pugh courtesy of the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office. Pugh's social media fame apparently led to his arrest in Florida Tuesday morning.

"Maybe that selfie helped people identify you better?" the Escambia County Sheriff joked in a Facebook post.

How's this photo Donald Pugh? On January 6th, the Lima Police Department in Ohio, posted a photo of Donald "Chip" Pugh...

Posted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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