A fugitive who was profiled in the FBI's Most Wanted column in the Deseret News has been captured in California. And the case of another profiled fugitive has also been solved.
Ngoc Hong Nguyan, who was profiled on April 26, was arrested in San Jose, Calif., during a routine traffic stop. The San Jose Police Department checked the National Crime Information Center and discovered there were warrants for his arrest from the FBI and the Utah Department of Corrections.Nguyan was also arrested in San Jose in August 1990 on a parole-violation warrant. He was awaiting extradition to Utah when he was released in error. He is currently in custody in San Jose awaiting extradition to Utah again.
He was serving a one-to-15-year sentence at the Utah State Prison for robbery, was paroled in May 1990 but violated his parole and fled to California.
On April 12, the Deseret News profiled Don H. Ewing in the Most Wanted column. Last week, authorities confirmed that Ewing had died in Sacramento, Calif., in 1979. Information was received based on publicity from the media that Ewing had died and this information was used to confirm the death and close the case.
Ewing had served six months of a zero-to-5-year sentence for robbing and beating a hitchhiker when he escaped from the Point of the Mountain in February 1979.
Of the eight fugitives who have been profiled so far, Nguyan and Ewing are the first two cases to be solved. The fugitives are profiled every Friday on Page B2 of the Deseret News and on KALL radio and local television stations.