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Idaho Prison Seeks Fugitive Convicted Of Vehicular Manslaughter

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) – The Idaho Department of Correction’s Fugitive Recovery Unit is searching for an offender who was on probation for vehicular manslaughter as the result of an automobile crash that killed his stepdaughter.

David Leroy Persons, is wanted for failing to maintain contact with his probation officer. Persons is believed to be in the Treasure Valley and frequenting downtown Boise. He has a violent history including convictions for battery on a law enforcement officer and arson.

Persons, 32, is white with brown hair, hazel eyes and a fair complexion. He is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 215 pounds. He has distinctive tattoos on his forearms and hands.

On Sept. 13, 2013 in Boise County, a court sentenced Persons to 2 to 10 years in prison for the 2012 death of four-year-old Pearl Sittner. She was killed when the SUV Persons was driving plunged off Arrowrock Road.

On March 13 the court suspended Persons’ sentence and ordered him released on probation after he completed an intensive drug and alcohol treatment program.

Anyone with information about Persons’ whereabouts should contact Crimestoppers at 208-343-COPS or IDOC Fugitive Recovery Unit investigator Matt Gambill at 208-991-8722.

Crimestoppers also accepts tips via text. Do so by sending a text to 27346 (crimes). Begin your message with “Tip236.” Upon receipt of your first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing your unique tip ID. To submit follow-up information, reply to you unique tip ID.


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