MOORE, Okla. – A routine traffic stop in the metro may have solved a murder.
This week a Cleveland County sheriff’s deputy arrested a man wanted for murder out of California.
At N.W. 27th St. and Shields Blvd. in Moore an alert sheriff’s deputy noticed a pickup with a cracked windshield and pulled over the driver.
During the traffic stop the deputy learned the driver’s license expired a long time ago.
“The suspect was driving without a valid license; it expired in 1994, which of course is against the law in the state of Oklahoma,” Cleveland County sheriff’s spokesperson Meghan McCormick said.
With the suspect, 54-year-old Guillermo Delgado, taken into custody at the scene, jail officers then ran his fingerprints through a national system and found Delgado had an outstanding warrant in California for murder.
“He was arrested for not having the license and we ran it through the system and popped up he had a warrant,” McCormick said. “It’s good we can get one more bad guy off the streets.”
Federal officials have also put a detainer on Delgado.
A spokesperson for U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said that usually means they have cause to deport the suspect if he is ever released from jail.