Charlotte, NC - Federal agents with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) located and apprehended a cold case homicide suspect in the 5700 block of Starkwood Drive, Charlotte (near Albemarle Rd). Eduardo Juarez Dominguez was taken into custody for allegedly committing a homicide in San Bernardino, California in 1998.
A fugitive investigation led by U.S. Marshals in Central California and Western North Carolina was concluded when Dominguez was seen leaving a house, driving a red pickup truck in the 5600 block of Starkwood Drive. U.S. Marshals and I.C.E. agents initiated a traffic stop, positively identified Dominguez and arrested him without incident. The vehicle driven by Dominguez was occupied by two other individuals that were released at the scene. Dominguez was transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail, where he will remain pending extradition back to San Bernardino, California, to face the outstanding homicide charge.
The U.S. Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force is a fugitive apprehension team, consisting of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the NC Department of Public Safety, and agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Office.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.