Going out tonight to attempt to recover a fugitive from another state. He doesn't know anyone's looking for him here, and we have an address where he's reportedly living with his mother in a suburb of L.A.
The way this works, out-of-state warrants may or may not be entered into NCIC, the National Crime Information Center, making them visible to authorities in all 50 states. If the warrant is in NCIC, then jails in any state can accept custody of the fugitive. If not, they won't. When we arrest this guy (assuming he's where we think), we're going to take him to downtown L.A. to the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) and attempt to surrender him. See, we can't access NCIC to find out if the guy's warrant is there. If it isn't, we're gonna drive him to... let's say, "another city," (the chances he's reading this blog are less than minute, but OpSec is important) and turn him over to the bondsman, who will then take him back to the state where he's wanted and surrender him there.
On the one hand, since taking him to that other city involves the same pay plus expenses, I want to turn him in at IRC. On the other hand...
UPDATE: IRC took him.