Florida Marine Agents Collaborate with U.S. Marshals to Arrest Fugitive
FORT MYERS, Fl. — Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents in Fort Myers teamed up with U.S. Marshals Monday to apprehend a wanted fugitive.
“Our agents working closely with U.S. Marshals took a dangerous individual into custody without incident,” said Alex Rodriguez, Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent, Fort Myers. “Employing unique resources from both agencies fostered the success of this mission.”
Fort Myers AMO Marine Interdiction Agents in coordination with U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force confirmed an individual who was subject of a felony warrant for rape from Washington State was on a vessel off the coast of Ft. Myers.
Early Monday, AMO agents boarded the sailboat near Big Carlos Pass to execute a warrant service to the fugitive.
AMO agents took the fugitive into custody where he awaits final disposition.
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