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“Catch 22” Suspect From 2020 Arrested In The Philippines

A man, who was a part of “Catch 22” in 2020, has been arrested in the Philippines. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 57-year-old Richard Edward Vukelich was located in Davao City recently and was taken into custody. Back on May 29th, 2015, deputies responded to the area of Hopi Trail in Dewey in reference to a “shots fired” call. Upon arrival, they learned Vukelich had been in a traffic collision in which he struck the victim’s vehicle as he was passing it. Vukelich continued driving away and the victim drove toward his own home until Vukelich appeared again slamming on his brakes in front of the victim. The victim, in fear for his safety, swerved around Vukelich and went to his residence. A short time later Vukelich confronted two other victims after they passed him in the same neighborhood. Vukelich stopped in the road, got out of his vehicle and pointed a handgun at the victim and his passenger. Vukelich then walked up to the car reached in the driver’s window as he pointed his gun in the driver’s face and took the driver’s handgun from him. Vukelich then fired the gun into a ditch until it was empty. Vukelich then handed the gun back to the driver. The victim then drove to his home. Vukelich followed the victims to their home and continued to point his gun at them. One of the victims went inside their residence, retrieved a rifle and pointed it at Vukelich. Only then did Vukelich leave. Upon contacting Vukelich, a deputy noticed he displayed signs and symptoms of being impaired by alcohol. Vukelich was arrested and convicted, but violated his probation. He is currently being held in the LA County Jail pending extradition back to Yavapai County.