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Joel Miguel Miguel
Traffic stop nabs homicide suspect

Staff Report

A routine stop for a traffic violation in Galax this weekend resulted in the arrest of a man wanted for a 2017 homicide in Mexico.

On Feb. 17, Officer Tyler Houk stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Stuart Drive, shortly after 9:50 p.m., according to a Galax Police Department report.

The operator could not produce a valid Virginia operator's license, the report said. After a check of the Virginia DMV data base, police determined that Joel Miguel Miguel, 38, was driving on a suspended license.

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