Last week, our article "Headbanging Fugitive Alert" generated plenty of online traffic, as well as some heated debate on the heavy metal messageboard www.blabbermouth.net. Many felt that rather than publicize William James Thompson III's at-large status, or analyze the significance of his "Metallica Kill 'Em All" tattoo, we and other heavy metal fans should band together to help hide Thompson III from the authorities.
However, we in the BW True Crime department don't much care for Metallica. We're Melvins fans. So we don't mind telling our newfound readers--and haters--that Thompson III was apprehended this weekend on charges of ditching his parole duties. He was considered armed and dangerous. Now, like many of his fellow Metallica fans, he's yesterday's news.