A man from Gardena, California was arrested by Lake Havasu City Police officers on Saturday after a four-year-old fugitive from justice warrant was discovered following a traffic stop for expired registration tags on the vessel he was operating. He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of making false reports to law enforcement.
According to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, Darryl Henderson, 53, was stopped in Bridgewater Channel as the operator of a vessel displaying a 2017 registration sticker. The police report says a full extradition felony warrant, issued by the Department of Justice Tennessee on Dec. 18, 2015 for theft of property, was discovered during a records check using Henderson’s driver’s license following the stop.
Henderson allegedly told police officers that he had not been to Tennessee since he was stationed there with the army in 1988, but he was detained and transported to the Lake Havasu City Jail due to allegedly matching the physical description in the warrant, including matching scars and a tattoo. Later, it was discovered that Henderson’s fingerprints matched up with the FBI number in his criminal history. Henderson was then booked for the warrant.
He was also charged with false reporting to law enforcement after he provided a social security number to police that allegedly did not match anything that was located on the warrant, and could not be located in the system in any of the 50 states.