West Michigan’s Most Wanted viewer tip leads to fugitive capture

Posted at 2:39 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 14:39:35-04

WALKER – Federal authorities say an alert FOX17 viewer supplied a tip on Tuesday that helped lead to the arrest of a parole absconder featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted.

A concerned citizen spotted what appeared to be a suspicious person at an apartment complex near the intersection of Alpine and 4 Mile Road in Walker.

After a closer look, the citizen recognized the individual as 60-year-old Roosevelt Nard, who was featured on West Michigan’s Most Wanted last Saturday.

The viewer contacted the Walker Police Department and uniformed officers responded to the area and were able to arrest Nard a short time later without incident.

Nard is currently being held in the Kent County Jail on the parole warrant.

Nard was wanted for more than a year for violating his parole after serving time for Home Invasion and Operating Under the Influence of Liquor.

Below is a list of wanted fugitives still sought by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force:

David Schaafsma

Larry Sharrone Smith

Victor Manuel Velasquez

Ricky Martinez

Scott Webber

Jermese Hutcherson

Rodney Brabon

Eddie Nikkel

Esteban Olivarez

Emmita Louise Willis

Romalle Laird

Octavia Mitchell

Calvin Robinson

R Scott Tollas