FUGITIVE WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE
OFFICERS CAPTURED AFTER DECEIVING POLICE WITH
FALSE ID 10 TIMES OVER 7 YEARS


02/05/2003

Woodall - Captured
Straight Shooter ID No. 583

Ernest Lamar Woodall -Criminal Homicde - Attempt - CAPTURED

Wanted for involvement in a shoot-out in 1996 with Pittsburgh Police Officers when he used an AK-47 assault rifle, after first attempting to use a handgun.

UPDATE:

Ernest Lamar Woodall, who has been on the Pennsylvania State Police Department’s Top 10 Most Wanted list since its March 1997 inception, was captured today in Birmingham Alabama.  Woodall was wanted for attempted criminal homicide in Allegheny County for a 1996 shoot out with municipal police officers.

Woodall was arrested on November 15th, 2002 in Montgomery County Alabama for Fraudulent Checks and Possession of Fictitious Documents.  On this arrest he used fictitious identification identifying him as Joseph Brown.  On January 22nd, 2003 the FBI fingerprint cards produced a “match” between Woodall and Brown, however he had already been set free.

Members of the FBI Greater Pittsburgh Fugitive Task Force focused on the information gained from the arrest, and the known aliases of Woodall.  They soon learned he had been arrested in Birmingham AL for DUI under the name of Allen Garner.  Further investigation revealed he was on probation and regularly reporting to his probation officer.  On Feb. 5, 2003 at 9:50 a.m., members of the FBI Birmingham Fugitive Task Force apprehended Woodall at the probation office.

Further checks have revealed that Woodall has been arrested at least 4 times in Georgia and five times in Florida under various aliases.  The Montgomery County arrest was the first time any of the other arrest fingerprints matched.