night at about 7:45 p.m. forty-six year old Brent Aucoin was arrested in
the West Bank area of New Orleans. Aucoin was Wanted by the Lafayette
Parish Sheriffs Office for Aggravated Rape, Incest, Aggravated Incest,
Molestation of a Juvenile, and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.
On September 14, 2009 the Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office contacted the
US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lafayette requesting assistance in
locating Aucoin. US Marshals Task Force Officers (TFOs) began working
around the clock to locate Aucoin. Early on, information was developed
that suggested Aucoin may be in Houston, Brownsville, or Mexico. Those
leads were considered, but ended up being unfruitful. Wednesday evening
TFOs learned that Aucoin may be in the West Bank area of New Orleans.
Task Force officers in Lafayette began working directly with US Marshals
Task Force Officers in New Orleans. Last night, that information was
confirmed and Aucoin was located behind a gas station in the West Bank
area of New Orleans.
The following agencies participated in this extensive fugitive
investigation: Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office (part-time task force
officers), Lafayette City Marshals (full-time task force officers),
Iberia Parish Sheriffs Office (full-time task force officers), US
Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Houston, and the
US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force in New Orleans.
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
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
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