2 fugitives featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted arrested after viewer tips

Posted at 5:30 PM, Feb 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-23 22:23:45-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Two more fugitives are back behind bars after being featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted.

Andrew Reynolds, 39, was arrested Saturday by the Greenville Public Safety Department after a viewer called in a tip after seeing him on WMMW in December.

Authorities say Reynolds was using a different name, but the viewer recognized him living in the neighborhood.

Reynolds had served time for home invasion, breaking and entering, and drugs. He absconded from parole in early December.

The U.S. Marshals say a firearm was found at the residence during the arrest in addition to his parole violation. He’s lodged in the Montcalm County Jail.

Also back behind bars is Brett Thompson, 28, who was arrested Monday morning in Grand Rapids. The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested him at a family member’s house near the Kent County Jail after a tip from a West Michigan’s Most Wanted viewer.

They say he resisted arrest, was subdued, and is now in the Kent County Jail.

Thompson had served time for home invasion and weapons and absconded from parole at the beginning of the year.

This is the fifth time Thompson has been arrested for state parole violations since October 2011.