Greensboro, NC – This morning at 06:00 AM, Javier Antonio Benitez-Fuentes, a 37 year old, Hispanic Male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Greensboro Police Department. Benitez-Fuentes was wanted by the Greensboro Police Department for First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (two counts). Benitez-Fuentes had been on the run for approximately two and a half years.
The case began to progress after new information was received through a crime stoppers tip. Investigators were told that Benitez-Fuentes was living at 111 Concord Street under the alias of “Jose Benitez”. Investigators corroborated this information and set up surveillance. JFTF surrounded the residence and knocked on the door, the suspect refused to open the door. JFTF forced entry into the residence and located Benitez-Fuentes and detained him until further investigation. Benitez-Fuentes gave the officers’ an identification card in the name of “Jose Benitez”. The ICE agent on the scene finger-printed Benitez-Fuentes to confirm his identity and the print came back positive for Javier Antonio Benitez-Fuentes. Benitez-Fuentes was arrested without further incident and was transported to the Guilford County Detention Center where he was given a $100,000 bond.
The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.