Federal charge issued one day before Michael Lawrence's NV arres - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

Federal charge issued one day before Michael Lawrence's NV arrest

Posted: Updated:
SAGINAW (WJRT) -

(09/03/13) -  Federal court documents show a federal charge was issued last week - one day before Michael Lawrence was captured at a McDonald's parking lot in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Police have said that tip, leading to his arrest, pointed to Texas. The documents detail the tipster claimed Lawrence was living in Dallas, Texas and using, as we've reported, a fake name, but ultimately gave his true name. The tipster searched the Internet, found Lawrence was wanted and called police. That person also provided a description of Lawrence's tattoos and that he had said he was originally from Michigan.

See court documents HERE.

The criminal complaint, filed in federal court Thursday, charges Lawrence with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.  It details key points in the cases against him including his arrest and release in Lansing in between the two crimes he's charged in, in Saginaw.

Lawrence is accused in the August 2012 murder of 6-year-old Layla Jones and the April 2013 murder of his girlfriend, and mother of his son, 23-year-old Angelica Olivarez.

Court documents show her mother told police "...Olivarez planned to tell law enforcement authorities about Lawrence's whereabouts before she was killed."

The search for him intensified after her murder.

Lawrence's family members were interviewed and search warrants were executed, but police couldn't find him.

The criminal complaint alleges Lawrence lived with his mother in Saginaw until his felony warrants were issued in Saginaw County, but she didn't help police locate him.  "She said that she has not talked to Lawrence in a year," the complaint reads. "The Saginaw Police Department determined that no one in the area has seen him in the last five months..."

Online jail records show Lawrence is in a detention center in Clark County, Nevada and that he had a hearing scheduled for this morning.  Published reports show Lawrence has waived his right to an extradition hearing which would expedite his return to Saginaw County.

The court documents show Saginaw County's Prosecutor has authorized his extradition if apprehended anywhere in the United States.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Explosion blows hole in Genesee Township MMR building

    Explosion blows hole in Genesee Township MMR building

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:49:42 GMT
    An explosion in Genesee Township blew a hole in an MMR building, Tuesday morning.
    An explosion in Genesee Township blew a hole in an MMR building, Tuesday morning.
  • Revitalizing downtown Saginaw

    Revitalizing downtown Saginaw

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:01:42 GMT
    (4/22/14) - Residents of Saginaw's newest downtown development got a chance to get to know their community Tuesday night.A coffee shop called Dawn of the New Day hosted a meet and greet for locals.The overall goal is to work together to revitalize the heart of the city.One major part of that is the luxury apartments now being leased out in the Eddy Building and even more that are near completion in the Bancroft Building across the street.Both sit on Washington Avenue helping to make downtown ...
    (4/22/14) - Residents of Saginaw's newest downtown development got a chance to get to know their community Tuesday night.A coffee shop called Dawn of the New Day hosted a meet and greet for locals.The overall goal is to work together to revitalize the heart of the city.One major part of that is the luxury apartments now being leased out in the Eddy Building and even more that are near completion in the Bancroft Building across the street.Both sit on Washington Avenue helping to make downtown ...
  • Daycare to open in Saginaw to serve special needs children

    Daycare to open in Saginaw to serve special needs children

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:00:19 GMT
    (4/22/14) - A Saginaw mother was struggling to find a place to take her daughter, Emma Grace, for daycare.So, she decided to open a place for Grace and so many others with special needs.It will be the first of its kind in our area and so many children could benefit.There are more than 1,000 special needs children in Saginaw County.Rooms, services and educational plans will be specifically created for each child's needs.Nicole Royer, executive director for A Place for Grace says, "We don't hav...
    (4/22/14) - A Saginaw mother was struggling to find a place to take her daughter, Emma Grace, for daycare.So, she decided to open a place for Grace and so many others with special needs.It will be the first of its kind in our area and so many children could benefit.There are more than 1,000 special needs children in Saginaw County.Rooms, services and educational plans will be specifically created for each child's needs.Nicole Royer, executive director for A Place for Grace says, "We don't hav...
Powered by WorldNow

abc12.com

ABC12 Main Station
810-233-3130

Mailing Address:
2302 Lapeer Road
Flint, Michigan 48503

Powered by 

WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WJRT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.