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Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. Marshals Target Texas Fugitive in Southern Vermont



Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Texas fugitive who was wanted for Aggravated Assault.

Teresa Medeiros, 44, of Houston, Texas was arrested on December 16, 2014 when confronted by the VVOTF. An arrest warrant was issued for Medeiros on July 7, 2012 for failing to comply with the terms of her probation, stemming from a 2010 conviction for assaulting a public servant, causing bodily injury. The case was delegated to the U.S. Marshals Service, District of Texas, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. During the course of the investigation, information was developed that Medeiros was possibly residing in Vermont.

Medeiros’ two years on the run ended when she was arrested at a residence in Searsburg, Vermont by the VVOTF. Medeiros has a criminal record that also includes a simple assault charge in NH and Domestic Assault and Battery charge in MA.

Medeiros was lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility as a Fugitive from Justice and will be seen today, December 17, 2014 in Windham Criminal Court.

Medeiros’ arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the Vermont State Police and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations.

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