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Florida fugitive's 7-year run from justice ends in Midlands

Jose Antonio Gonzales (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Jose Antonio Gonzales (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A Florida fugitive's 7-year flight from justice ended rather unspectacularly in West Columbia, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. 

Jose Antonio Gonzalez was living under a completely different identity -- Hector Acosta in this case -- when SLED agents and sheriff's deputies arrested him along Bush River Road on Monday night. 

According to the sheriff's department, Gonzalez was apprehended thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.

Sheriff's investigators say Gonzalez had violated the terms of his parole in Florida.

Gonzalez now sits in the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Florida.

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