Law enforcement agencies are crediting an anonymous tip for the capture of a fugitive who had been on the run from U.S Marshals the past few weeks, according to San Rafael police.
Foy James Chandler, a 44-year-old Washington resident, was arrested at 8:54 a.m. outside his recreational vehicle at the yacht harbor in the 500 block of East Francisco Boulevard, said police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher. He faces several felony charges related to possession of drugs and a firearm and is being held without bail.
After officers contacted him, Chandler lied about his identity but then confessed he was on parole, Rohrbacher said.
Officers found Chandler’s Washington identification card and discovered he was a wanted fugitive. After the arrest, officers found approximately one gram of methamphetamine concealed in Chandler's pants. Officers then searched Chandler’s motor home and a loaded short-barreled shotgun in the doorway as well as about 57 grams of methamphetamine and evidence of drug sales.
Chandler was on federal probation out of Washington for unspecified weapon offenses. The street value of the meth was estimated at $5,700 Rohrbacher said.
Chandler was booked at Marin County Jail for felony possession of narcotics with the intent to sell, felony possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon and felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
Marshals last arrested Chandler in September in Portland, according to web records.
According to a 2005 story in the Medford Mail Tribune, Foy James Chandler was accused of stabbing a man in a motel room and ramming a patrol car with his own vehicle. He had previous convictions for meth possession and robbery and has served prison time in Oregon and California, the story said.
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