America's Most Wanted Does it Again! Double Capture of Child Abusers
Within minutes of America’s Most Wanted’s April 13th profile of Errol and Tonya Victor, both on the run for their alleged involvement in the beating death of their eight-year-old son, multiple calls were placed to the program’s hotline that quickly led to the arrest of the husband and wife. The captures mark the 14th and 15th fugitives to be placed into custody by America’s Most Wanted since its return to television on Lifetime last December.
Since August 2011, the Victors had been on the run from St. John’s Parish, Louisiana, where they were charged with the horrifying 2008 murder of their son, M.L. Lloyd III, a victim of what investigators from the St. John’s Parish Sheriff’s Office say is the worst case of child abuse they’ve ever seen. Police say young M.L. was beaten and tortured for hours by his stepfather Errol before he was finally taken to a hospital for care -- but it was too late. After being charged with murder, Errol and Tonya, who police say witnessed the beating and did nothing to stop it, went on the run…until last Friday’s telecast of America’s Most Wanted. Within minutes after the story aired, the series’ hotline received two calls from Lifetime viewers in Tifton, Georgia, saying the couple was living there. United States Marshals and local police immediately went to Tifton and followed up with the tipsters, who led them to the wanted couple’s home. When they arrived, it was empty, leading cops to believe Errol and Tonya saw themselves on the show and once again fled. Knowing they couldn’t have gotten too far, investigators worked throughout the night and the next morning apprehended the Victors in a nearby vacant motorhome.
America’s Most Wanted airs on Fridays at 9:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime.
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