San Juan, PR - Today one of the New York State parole most wanted was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force in Puerto Rico.
In June 2014 an arrest warrant was issued for Leslie Perez by New York State for charges of second degree assault and abuse of a minor. The NY/NJ Regional Task Force developed information that Perez fled The State of New York to Puerto Rico.
This morning members of the PRVOTF arrived at the location where Perez was residing at condominium Santa Catalina # 73 in Bayamon, P.R., arresting Perez without incident. He was turned over to local authorities for extradition purposes. Perez attempted to use a different name with the local authorities while being processed. Fingerprints positively identified Leslie Perez as the person wanted. At the time of his arrest Perez was on parole.
U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, Orlando Rivera, stated “This arrest sends a clear message to any fugitive that attempts to flee any jurisdiction and seek refuge in ours. It will not be tolerated”
The Puerto Rico U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Puerto Rico Police Department, San Juan Municipal Police, Puerto Rico Department of Corrections, Puerto Rico Revenue Service and the Puerto Rico State Marshals.