It can be a job as dangerous as they come. It's the life of a bail bondsman.
Many times when they go and hunt for who they're looking for, they have no idea what they may be getting into.
Michael Baldwin headed out with them on the hunt for fugitives who skipped out on court dates and are now wanted by the law.
The bondsmen are suited up in black fatigues and are out to apprehend someone who's on a 70 thousand dollar bond and they say has been ducking their calls. The leader of the group is Darryl Daniels. He's been on the job for 18 years.
Washington is where they believe their man has been hiding out. But with no answer after several phone calls. The hunt is on. They arrive around 6am at the River Road Mobile Home Apartments.
The house is surrounded. If he's home there's no way out. But the search comes up empty
The next night, the men minus Darryl get ready to go out again.
If these people are not found, the bond will be forfeited. Which means whatever collateral given can be sold.
This night the men are off to Forth Street looking for a woman who they claim didn't show up for court. They say she had a charge of driving while license revoked.
The men are let into the house. The woman at the door seemed confused.
The women inside the home are told the woman they are looking for is upstairs. The woman they apprehend claims it's a misunderstanding but this is not something for the bondsman to figure out. She will spend a night in jail because she was on bond and missed her court appearance.
The men waste no time as they prepare to look for another man. Another failure to appear, who has two bonds and they claim owes them 3,000 dollars.
They get their man who they say failed to appear in court for resisting a public official and a DWI. Offenses the bondsmen say could get the man deported.
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