Illinois Fugitive Arrested in Mo. Traffic Stop
CAPE GIRARDEAU - A man who was once listed among the most wanted fugitives in Illinois is now in custody in southeast Missouri following a drunk-driving arrest.
The southeast Missourian reports that the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 52-year-old John E. Beck of Quincy, Ill., Monday night in Cape Girardeau. He is accused on driving while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a revoked license.
The trooper checked Beck's records and found he had two outstanding felony warrants in Illinois, one accusing him of assaulting a minor in 2010 and the other for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.
The Southeast Missourian also cited court records revealing at least three other alcohol-related driving offenses.