The Abilene Police Department arrested, Willie Whaley, a wanted fugitive from California. On Oct. 2, Whaley was arrested and booked into Taylor County Jail.

Whaley had a warrant issued by the California Department of Corrections. According to records, Whaley was convicted multiple times in Los Angeles County with different charges.

He was released from prison in 2016 and placed on parole. Authorities issued a warrant after he failed to show up for supervision in June 2016.