WARWICK, RI — On Feb. 25, the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Kyndall Hutchins in Warwick, Rhode Island Thursday following his week-long run from the law after failing to appear in court on a rape charge.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, Hutchins sexually assaulted an underage coworker. The teen victim said Hutchins, who was a co-worker, followed her to her car and raped her in the parking lot. He was arrested in August 2020 for the crime and released two days later. Hutchins was scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 17, but failed to show and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Hutchins was added to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers’ Top 10 Most Wanted and has been on the run since then, the RI State Police reported.
Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force developed information that Hutchins had fled Florida and was possibly heading to Providence, Rhode Island. This information was then forwarded to the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force. Early Feb. 25, the Fugitive Task Force was able to locate, positively identify, and apprehend Hutchins. He was transported to Rhode Island State Police Headquarters for processing.
The Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force is run by the U.S Marshals Service along with the Rhode Island State Police. The Task Force is composed of members from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Rhode Island State Police, and the Warwick, Cranston, Middletown, Pawtucket, Portsmouth and Providence Police Departments who work full time to track down and apprehend the most violent and dangerous fugitives both within the United States and Internationally.
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