A&E’s “Live PD®: Wanted” Renewed; Viewer Tip Leads to Arrest of Fugitive

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A&E has announced the season two renewal of its original documentary series Live PD®: Wanted.  Produced by MGM’s Big Fish Entertainment, the new season premieres on Thursday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The announcement was made on February 13, the day after the arrest of Melody Bannister by the U.S. Marshals Office and the Hendricks County (IN) Sheriff’s Office.  Bannister, who was featured on the December 12th episode of Live PD®: Wanted, had abducted her four children and had been on the run since June 14, 2019.  She was apprehended in Hendricks County, IN, and the children were found safely.  Bannister was wanted on one count of violation of a court order, four counts of abduction and one count of filing a false police report.

"Tips that were submitted on the night Live PD®: Wanted aired drove the investigation into the direction which ultimately led investigators to Melody Bannister and her children's location,” said Senior Inspector William “Hank” Martin, U.S. Marshal.

The Live PD®: Wanted segment on Bannister can be viewed here.

Hosted by Tom Morris Jr. with analysis from crime journalist Michelle Sigona and Sheriff Mark Lamb of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (AZ), Live PD®: Wanted enlists the Live PD Nation and the public for tips and leads to track down suspects on the run from the law.  Each week, camera crews ride along with America’s police departments, sheriffs' offices and federal task forces on their hunt for fugitives.  Tom, Sheriff Lamb and Michelle break down the cases and activate the Live PD Nation to solve them.

Live PD®: Wanted is inspired by Tom’s signature Wanted segment that airs on Live PD®.  Viewer tips have led to the apprehension of over two dozen dangerous fugitives across the country.

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