OnStar Helps FBI Catch One of
America's Most Wanted Criminals
Brown of Brentwood, Tenn. found his 2004 Hummer H2 had been
stolen from his driveway during the night. Although unfortunate
for Brown, his stolen vehicle report led to an arrest of
a man who had escaped from police five times and was on
the FBI's Most Wanted list.
reported his vehicle stolen to the Williamston County Sheriff's
Department. OnStar was then contacted to assist in recovering
the vehicle. OnStar Advisor Lewis Baldwin located the vehicle
and discovered it had crossed the state line and was traveling
in Sharonville, Ohio.
OnStar's assistance, police recovered the H2 and the suspect
was arrested. Not knowing the identity of the man, his fingerprints
were submitted to the FBI. It was then discovered he was
wanted on eight federal warrants. He was awaiting trial
on federal bank robbery charges when he escaped from a Louisiana
jail in July 2003. Ironically, some of the officers saw
the FOX television show "America's Most Wanted"
the day before, when it featured the escaped federal prisoner.
was happy to have his H2 returned and said, "I'll never
drive a vehicle without OnStar in it."