Police: Fugitive From Wisconsin Fakes Identity During Earlier Drug Bust

Christopher Oliver of Illinois is actually Adam Flanigan of Wisconsin, Southold Town Police report.

The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Earlier on Monday, Southold Town Police of Mohamet, Ill., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and attempted escape on Dec. 2 at 9:43 p.m., after police responded to a report of a subject rummaging through cars on Pequash Avenue in Cutchogue. A man with no identification who identified himself as Christopher Oliver was found in the immediate area matching the suspect's description, police said. The suspect was found to be in possession of marijuana at Midwood and Eastwood Roads in Cutchogue, was arrested him and transported him to police headquarters in Peconic for processing, at which point Oliver attempted to run from the scene, police said.

After being processed as Christopher Oliver, Flanigan's fingerprint scan indicated Christopher Oliver was in fact Adam Flanigan, a fugitive from justice from the State of Wisconsin, police said. Flanigan was processed under his true identity and held for arraignment. He was charged with forgery, false personation and being a fugitive from justice in addition to the previous offenses.


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