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Fugitive caught in Long County
Alejandro Pesina

The Long County Sheriff’s Office recently apprehended a man who had been in hiding since 2013.

According to Lt. Tom Sollosi, on Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a report that a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado had been stolen from a residence in the Sandhills community. Deputy Keldon McCrary responded and began an investigation.

Sollosi said after gathering information, McCray felt that something from the report did not seem right. The lieutenant said the deputy suspected the theft report was probably false.

Sollosi said after McCray dug further, he learned that the pickup had been involved in a fleeing and eluding incident in Evans County. McCray said that it was determined that Alejandro Pesina had given the Sheriff’s Office false information in regard to the vehicle being stolen.

McCrary detained Pesina. After gathering additional information, it was learned that Pesina was wanted in Texas, and had been in hiding since 2013. Sollosi said Pessina was on parole and had left that state without receiving permission from authorities.

Pesina was arrested, and authorities in Texas were notified.

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