SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Federal agents put the squeeze on one local fugitive after he squeezed himself into a kitchen cabinet to evade capture.
23-year-old Tyler Wimberly was wanted by U.S. Marshals on a federal indictment of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base
This case originated with the Springfield Police Narcotics Unit before it was turned to the U.S. Attorney’s office for federal prosecution.
Thursday morning, federal agents surrounded Wimberly’s girlfriends house on Paul Revere Drive in Agawam after learning that he may be staying there.
Investigators entered the home and found Wimberly hiding under the kitchen sink, which required members of the Marshals fugitive task force to carefully extricate him from the cabinets after he got stuck inside.
“You can run but you can’t hide, not even under the kitchen sink. This is an example of our continued cooperation and partnership with our local, state and federal partners,” says U.S. Marshal John Gibbons.
Wimberly is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield.