CAPTURED: WMW fugitive Divonte Fortune arrested at Fife motel after trying to run from task force officers


CAPTURED --  Department of Corrections Officers with the Southwest Community Response Unit, Fife Police and the FBI South Sound Gang Task Force arrested Divonte Fortune on Friday, June 14th.  He  was located at the Fife Motel thanks to anonymous Washington's Most Wanted viewer tips to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County.

Officers say Fortune ran out the back of the motel when he spotted them and raced around a corner before turning to set up to fight.  When he saw a very large task force member round the corner after him, he was dissuaded from that course of action and taken into custody. There were three women with him at the motel along with another man but officers had no probable  cause to arrest them.

Fortune is being held without bail in the Pierce County jail and will be transferred to the Thurston County jail.  He has been wanted since last year when he failed to show up in court after Thurston County prosecutors charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver -Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamines and Criminal Tresspas.  He also had a warrant for Failure to Appear in court for Obstructing a Public Servant -Tacoma Police.

Fortune is WMW Capture #1097 thanks to tips from our viewers.

An accused heroin and meth dealer is wanted in Thurston County.

A motel worker in Lacey found Divonte Fortune sleeping in the back of her car last summer -- called the cops -- who came and found a bunch of drugs on him.

Court documents say Fortune admitted to Lacey Police he sells heroin and had just re-upped before his arrest. He told officers the meth was just for personal use.

Now, he has a warrant for his arrest after skipping court on drug-dealing charges.

He’s 30 years old and likely in the Tacoma area.

Call 911 if you see him, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). There's a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to his arrest.