For Immediate Release
PHOENIX (Thursday, September 27, 2018) – The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) is pleased to announce that fugitive inmate Naomis A. Winfrey, 45, ADC #099755, was successfully apprehended without incident and returned to state custody.
“ADC is grateful for the incredible partnership and effort by members of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force to quickly track down and apprehend inmate Winfrey and safely return him to state custody,” said ADC Director Charles L. Ryan.
Task Force members, tracking Winfrey in a vehicle, conducted a traffic stop Wednesday evening shortly before 7:00 p.m. at the northbound Black Canyon Freeway access road and Highland Avenue in Phoenix. Task Force members converged on the vehicle and secured Winfrey. Winfrey is now in custody at ASPC-Phoenix and will likely face new criminal charges and additional time as a result of his actions.
“I am very pleased to announce that the fugitive Naomis Winfrey is in custody,” United States Marshal David Gonzales said. “His arrest is another example of excellent collaboration between state and federal law enforcement agencies. By sharing information and resources with our law enforcement partners, we continue to be successful in making our communities safer.”
Inmate Winfrey was sentenced in 1993 out of Pima County to 25 years to life for murder 1st degree, burglary 2nd degree and theft. He was admitted to ADC on August 16, 1993. On April 11, 2018, Winfrey was paroled by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency to home arrest, which began July 30. On Monday, Winfrey cut off his electronic GPS monitoring device and fled home arrest.
An updated photo of inmate Winfrey taken after his apprehension is below: