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WSP on alert for Clemmons sightings

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
July 14, 2010 11:35 am

Washington State Patrol troopers have been chasing leads on the whereabouts of Maurice Clemmons.

A notice was sent out earlier today for troopers to be on the lookout for a green 1997 Mazda Millenia registered to Clemmons’ ex-wife, according to the Seattle Times.

Trooper Cliff Pratt just received notice that that vehicle has been located and it’s not involved in the incident. Pratt said he received the information from Pierce County and didn’t have a location of where the car was located.

The car had been recently sold.

Troopers have been responding several locations today, following up on possible sightings.

Shortly after noon today, notice went out for officers to be on the lookout for a green 1997 Mazda Millenia with Washington license plate 208-SSX, registered to Clemmons’ wife, Nicole Cheryleen Smith. They said the car might be headed toward Arkansas, where Maurice Clemmons once lived.

Washington State Patrol trooper Cliff Pratt said every trooper patrolling the state’s highways has been alerted to look for Clemmons car, especially those at all major portals from Oregon to the Canadian border. He said troopers are watching all major exits from the state and every officer has a picture of Clemmons in his car.

He said they’re also watching train and bus stations, and other transportation hubs.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused police to focus on Smith and her car. A woman who answered the door at her Tacoma home this morning declined to speak to a Times reporter.

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