Citizen alerts Dublin Police of sighting of wanted man, leading to capture

On Tuesday, Aug. 30 a Town of Dublin citizen contacted the Dublin Police Department and stated that based upon photos from the local news, he observed someone that appeared to be Shawn Michael Tolbert, a wanted fugitive of Craig and Montgomery counties.

Local agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and the Virginia Conservation Police came together to look for this fugitive.

A Dublin Police Officer in an unmarked vehicle had a second sighting of this individual and all the units were deployed to where the subject was staying – which turned out to be a bus in a back yard.

The Virginia State Police deployed a tactical team and they safely took the subject into custody.

This is believed to be an isolated incident and there is not considered to be any danger to the public.

Further details are pending due to the ongoing investigation.

Dublin Police Department would like to thank all the agencies involved for their assistance.