Chicago Fugitive Arrested in Madison | NBC Chicago

Chicago Fugitive Arrested in Madison

Paris Poe was wanted for questioning in a federal murder case



    (Published Thursday, May 2, 2013)

    A Chicago fugitive who was the subject of a manhunt by the FBI and authorities near Madison, Wis., ended Thursday evening with a traffic stop, NBC Chicago's Madison affiliate reported.

    Authorities had been looking for Paris Poe, 33, who they considered to be armed and dangerous, to question him about a federal murder case.

    SWAT teams converged on a neighborhood in Madison suburb of Fitchburg Thursday afternoon. Several area businesses and schools were put on lockdown but those restrictions were eventually eased.

    Poe was caught on surveillance camera at an area hotel Wednesday evening, according to authorities. He's also believed to have friends or relatives in the area.

    FBI officials believed all day that Poe was in the Madison area based on tips they said they received as late as 1:30 p.m..

    Poe was convicted and jailed on aggravated battery and robbery charges in 2009, but was released on parole on 2011. Agents said he violated his parole.