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Fugitive Fake Private Investigator Arrested in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, TX – A professional conman was arrested in San Angelo on Sunday night.

According to booking reports, on Jan. 2, John Russell, 60, of San Angelo, was arrested by the San Angelo Police Department for warrants out of Reagan County.

Earlier in the week the RCSO sent out a wanted person notice for Russell warning the public that he was a professional con-artist.

RCSO outed all of Russell alias. These included John David Collier, Keith Hill, Mark Allen Nelson, David Russell, Tommy Ruston, Michael William Weston, John Wilson, John O’Conner, and Jonathon O’Conner. Russell had multiple drivers licenses from multiple states including Mississippi and Arkansas.

Details released on San Angelo man charged with impersonating a private investigator Alana Edgin – San Angelo Standard-Times Jan 3, 2022

SAN ANGELO — A San Angelo man has been arrested after two people paid him $5,000 believing he was a private investigator, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Around Dec. 21, 2021, a man with a Mississippi driver’s license received $5,000 from a woman, who hired him as a private investigator for a person in Reagan County Jail, records state.

The man contacted the Reagan County Sheriff’s Office, stating he was a private investigator and needed to get into the jail to speak with a client. He also stated he worked with the person’s attorney, according to court documents.

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Comment: Regulation protects the Public, and the Professional PI.