Wanted fugitive from Iowa caught in Lubbock

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Lubbock Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Ray Allen Blume, 35, who was wanted in Polk County, Iowa.  Media accounts from Iowa said Blume did not return in September when he was allowed to participate in work release.

Blume was previously convicted of burglary and robbery.  

LPD issued the following statement: 

A wanted fugitive out of Iowa is now behind bars at the Lubbock County Detention Center. On November 26th, 35-year-old Ray Allen Blume was arrested in the area of 50th Street and Upland Avenue by investigators with the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force – Team Foxtrot. Blume, a convicted robber and burglar, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest after he failed to report to a work release facility in Des Moines, Iowa back in September. Information led investigators to believe Blume was in the Lubbock area and U.S. Marshal investigators were able to track down Blume’s location.

The North Texas Fugitive Task Force – Team Foxtrot includes officers with the Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, and Department of Public Safety.

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