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Fugitive Had Been Running From Cops for Months. Then He Posted Something Really Dumb on Facebook.


" leads to some great arrests."

(Image source: Caldwell police)

CALDWELL, Idaho (TheBlaze/AP) — Joey John Patterson had been on the run from authorities for several months, KTVB-TV reported.

The 22-year-old was wanted on a felony warrant for violating his probation on a fraud case out of Twin Falls.

Then Patterson apparently had batting practice on his mind — and updated his Facebook status by inviting friends to join him Saturday at the Armory Softball Fields.

That's all Caldwell police, who'd been monitoring Patterson's social media postings, needed to see — and they also showed up for the occasion and arrested him, KTVB noted.

"We keep a close eye on that stuff," Caldwell Police Sgt. Joey Hoadley told the station.

Patterson was booked into Canyon County Jail where he's being held without bond.

"Surprisingly, even fugitives can't keep from updating their Facebook status, and it leads to some great arrests," Hoadley told KTVB.

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