Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Task Force Working Together Leads to Arrest of AZ Homicide Suspect in Stokes County, NC

Walnut Cove, NC – On March 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Alex Mundo Lara, a 28 year old, Hispanic Male, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Lara was arrested on charges stemming from a shooting that took the life of one victim and left the other victim with serious life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred on March 9, 2015 at the 2200 block of North Los Altos, in Arizona. On March 24, 2015 the Tucson Police Department issued warrants charging Lara with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Possession of Deadly Weapon by Prohibited Possessor.

The U.S. Marshals in the District of Arizona conducted an investigation and determined a possible location that Lara may have fled to in North Carolina in order to evade apprehension. Members of the JFTF began conducting surveillance on the residence of 516 McAllister Street, Walnut Cove. At approximately 10:20 AM, Lara was positively identified walking outside of the residence. The JFTF converged on and surrounded the residence and Lara was taken into custody without incident. Lara was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center where he is currently awaiting extradition back to Arizona.

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.

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