Deputies nab fugitive
One of the "most wanted fugitives" in the Park City area was taken into custody last week after the Summit County Sheriff’s Office staked out the suspect’s home, the authorities said.
A $20,000 warrant had been issued for the arrest of Lee Hindin, 41, who is accused of felony charges related to forgery and theft by deception, said Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were acting on tips from the public when they did surveillance at Hindin’s home the evening of Jan. 21, Bridge said.
"Hindin arrived and was taken into custody without incident," Bridge said.
Hindin was booked into the Summit County jail. Hindin posted bail and was released from jail Jan. 21, according to a jail official.
"We knew this warrant was going to be issued so we actually started looking for him prior to the warrant being issued," Bridge said.
Tips deputies received from acquaintances of Hindin led officers to a restaurant in Park City, Bridge said.
Hindin was not there but was later arrested at his house.
Steve Ketter, a spokesman for Hindin, said Hindin has never had a criminal record.
"Mr. Hindin has brought over $100 million in economic development to the community and hundreds of good jobs," Ketter said. "He feels confident in a swift resolution to this matter and he is appreciative of the courtesy and professionalism shown by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office."
"Furthermore, regardless of the salacious headlines and reckless gossip, Mr. Hindin has a long standing track record of positive action and tangible contribution in the Park City community that speaks for itself. He has been touched by the outpouring of support from friends and business leaders in the community since this unfortunate situation occurred. For this genuine support and loyalty he is eternally grateful and appreciative," Ketter said.
Ketter did not discuss the details of the charges against Hindin.
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