A traffic stop for passing on double yellow lines leads to the arrest of a wanted suspect from a 2007 homicide in south Florida.
According to deputies, just before 6 pm on Sunday, February 26th, a Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling northbound County Road 393 N saw a white Nissan Altima pass another vehicle on a double yellow line.
A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver identified himself as Jose Wilson Padilla-Padilla, 41.
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During the stop, dispatch notified the deputy that Padilla had a warrant out of Broward County for First Degree Murder from a Fort Lauderdale homicide under the alias Wilson “El Tigre” Padilla-Diaz.
Padilla’s wife came to the scene to take possession of the vehicle and said the two met in Mexico 12 years ago and had been living in Santa Rosa Beach for less than a year.
Padilla was arrested on an out-of-county warrant and for driving without a license, which deputies say was never issued.
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He was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Broward County.
In addition, an active ICE detainer was placed on Padilla that will carry over into his extradition.
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