Double Homicide Suspect Wanted In Georgia, Arrested in Los Angeles

February 20, 2001

Los Angeles – On Monday, February 19, 2001 Detective Support Division, Fugitive Warrant Section received a request from Rabum County Sheriff’s Office (Georgia) to locate and arrest Roger Dale Hayes. An arrest warrant for Hayes was put into NCIC. Detectives from Fugitive Warrant Section responded from their homes and began working on the clues provided by Rabum County Sheriff’s Office.
Roger Dale Hayes escaped from the Stephens County Jail (Georgia) on Saturday, February 10, 2001. The jailers last saw Hayes at 9:00 p.m. Hayes alleged that he was sick and the guards had taken him to the shower. Several other guards heard a commotion in the rear of the jail, and went to investigate. Upon their return to the shower facility, Hayes had disappeared. Authorities believed that he might have stolen a 1991 white Chevrolet pickup truck upon his escape. Hayes was then seen in Montgomery, Alabama the day after his escape.
Hayes was being held in jail pending a death penalty trial for the killing of his father and stepmother in their Rabum County, Georgia, home. The trial was scheduled for next month.
On February 20, 2001, at approximately 12:00 a.m., detectives had established surveillance on the Frontier Hotel, located at 111 West 5th Street, Los Angeles. Based on the information made from follow up investigations, at approximately 7:20 a.m., detectives with the assistance of Central patrol officers took Hayes into custody without incident (booking # 6777329).
Hayes will be arraigned on February 21, 2001 in Division #30 at the Criminal Courts Building, 210 West Temple Street, Los Angeles.
This information was provided by Detective S. Masterson, Detective Support Division, Fugitive Warrant Section at 213-473-7400.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.