Man who escaped a Fresno PD traffic stop taken into custody in Clovis 2 months later

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A man who escaped officers during a traffic stop two months ago has been taken into custody in Clovis, according to the Fresno Police Department.

It started back in Decemeber of 2018, when 23-year-old Isaac Stafford escaped police during a southwest Fresno traffic stop. He left behind a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine inside his car.

Police say he was also a suspect in the shooting death of Janessa Ramirez about four years ago. “He was also wanted on several outstanding felony warrants and has an extensive violent criminal history involving firearms,” police say.

After an extensive investigation, officers located Stafford in the 1600 block of Bullard Avenue where he was seen leaving an apartment and getting into a parked car.

“As Stafford started the engine and was attempting to back up, the officers quickly advanced on him and placed him under arrest with little resistance,” police explained.

A search warrant was conducted in the apartment where he possibly staying, and police say they found a large quantity of marijuana, cash, and other items associated with illegal drug sales that were seized and booked into evidence. 

Stafford was booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of several felony charges involving firearms and narcotics sales.          

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