Monday, January 27, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest Convicted Felon Wanted for Over Seven Years

Alexandria, VA – U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson announces the capture of Jorge Omar Alvarez-Turcios. Alvarez-Turcios was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in the federal Eastern District of Virginia (E/VA) for a supervised release violation stemming from underlying charges which include fraud.

Alvarez-Turcios was arrested in April 2004 and convicted of fraud and misuse of visa. As a part of his sentence, this convicted felon was ordered to serve a supervised release term of three years. The conditions of supervised release required Alvarez-Turcios to cooperate fully with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation proceedings and directed this convicted felon not to enter the U.S. without official permission.

On Feb. 6, 2006, the U.S. District Court for E/VA issued an arrest warrant charging Alvarez-Turcios with supervised release violation. E/VA alleges that this convicted felon has failed to follow the court-ordered conditions of supervised release by illegally re-entering the U.S. Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the USMS fugitive task force in Virginia began working to locate the fugitive.

Investigators worked relentlessly to track this fugitive through the various aliases and birth dates he had provided to law enforcement. After seven years of investigation, the USMS task force arrested Alvarez-Turcios yesterday without incident in a Hyattsville, MD apartment complex.

The U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force within E/VA is made possible by the collaboration of the U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, Alexandria Police Department, Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Diplomatic Security Service.

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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