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For Immediate Release

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July 23, 2009 Corey Britt, Deputy United States Marshal
Lafayette, Louisiana (337) 262-6792
Brady Cormier Arrested in Marksville By U.S. Marshals

W/LA LogoThirty Year-Old Brady Cormier was arrested today by U.S. Marshals, Avoyelles Parish Sheriffs Deputies, Louisiana State Police, and others at 6307 Large Road, Marksville, LA. Cormier was hiding in this rural area between Marksville and Mansura. Cormier was wanted by Acadia Parish, St. Landry Parish, Scott PD, and Louisiana Parole and Probation for Burglary related charges and a Parole Violation. Further, Cormier may be facing Burglary related charges in Gueydan.

U.S. Marshals adopted this fugitive investigation in April. On June 18th after conducting several interviews, Cormier called a deputy with the U.S. Marshals saying he would turn himself in. On or about June 22nd, Deputy U.S. Marshal Corey Britt requested the local media to start airing Cormier’s picture, but few tips were received. Yesterday, U.S. Marshals received information that Cormier was hiding in the Marksville area. This information led us to 6307 Large Road where Cormier was found.

The United States Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana said, “The coordinated effort of all law enforcement to bring dangerous criminals to justice ensures that the streets and neighborhoods of Louisiana are a safer place to raise our children.”

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 Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

The Western District of Louisiana’s Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from agencies throughout the Western part of Louisiana (Shreveport, Monroe, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Opelousas, and Lafayette). The task force objective is to seek out and arrest federal, state, and local fugitives, mainly those with violent criminal histories to include sex offenders. In 2008, U.S. Marshals task forces arrested more than 73,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

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