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For Immediate Release

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June 23, 2010 Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal (337) 262-6792
Sex Offender Trenton Roberts Captured in New Iberia

Lafayette, LA – Twenty-Four year old Trenton Roberts of New Iberia was arrested at 1:45 p.m. at 715 Park Avenue, New Iberia, LA. Roberts was found hiding in the attic and was taken into custody without incident. Roberts was Wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and by Louisiana Probation and Parole for Probation Violation (Original Offense: Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile). Roberts Probation Warrant was dated July 8, 2008 and the search for him heated up when Roberts got away from officers and U.S. Marshals on Thursday, June 10th after he dove out of a window.

Multiple agencies participated in this extensive fugitive investigation: Louisiana Probation and Parole (New Iberia Division), Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lafayette. Roberts was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail by Louisiana Probation and Parole.

Tommy Hancock, 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.”

The Western District of Louisiana’s Fugitive Task Force (WDLA) in Lafayette is a team comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Lafayette City Marshals, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana Probation and Parole. Further, WDLA calls upon part-time Task Force Officers (TFOs) throughout its eight parish area. In 2009 WDLA in Lafayette closed approximately 600 Warrants, most of which were violent felony offenses. US Marshals Task Forces throughout the United States arrested more than 73,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.