Local bail jumper tracked down in Europe

first_imgClick to enlarge When Alexander Tishchenko jumped his bail bond, he jumped far. Faced with a 5-year, 4-month prison sentence and a court summons after his appeal case was denied, the 28-year-old did the opposite of turning himself in.He fled to Paris.Tishchenko was caught dealing meth in 2007 out of a Safeway parking lot as part of a police sting operation, according to Clark County court documents. Police sent a known drug addict to purchase meth from Tishchenko while officers waited in the parking lot, watching for the exchange. Over the next few years, Tishchenko fought the case, lost and filed an appeal. He lost the appeal and when he failed to return to court in June 2011, the court issued a warrant for his arrest.He was nowhere to be found — locally.“I’ve never had someone leave the country,” said David Regan, bail enforcement agent and owner of Regan Bail Bonds. He footed the entire bill, nearly $20,000, to help locate and bring back Tishchenko.Deputy U.S. Marshal Leland Rakoz confirmed through Homeland Security that Tishchenko flew out of New York City on a one-way flight to Paris.Regan chatted with Tishchenko online through a fake Internet dating profile of an attractive Russian girl to learn more about where he was and what he was doing. Through the profile, they found he was traveling back and forth between Ukraine and France. He worked as a transporter and often posted pictures of guns and money, Regan said.last_img

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