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For Immediate Release

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December 14, 2010 Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Lafayette, LA (337) 262-6792 office
Baton Rouge’s Most Wanted Arrested in Jennings, Louisiana

Jennings, LA – Twenty Year Old Demetrick Taylor was arrested this afternoon in Jennings by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender’s Task Force (VOTF) from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Lake Charles. Further, critical assistance was provided by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. Taylor was Wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Simple Robbery, and Simple Battery.

On December 2nd the U.S. Marshals in Baton Rouge received information that Taylor may be hiding in and around the Jennings area. Since then, VOTF members from Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, and Lafayette have been working in conjunction to locate and arrest Taylor. Several leads have been developed over the last two weeks, but Taylor’s luck ran out today when he was chased down by three VOTF Task Force Officers as Taylor attempted to run through a field when he realized law enforcement was on his heels. Taylor quickly admitted to who he was and was booked into Jeff Davis Parish Jail and extradited back to Baton Rouge. Taylor’s Warrant was executed near 13008 Touchet Road, Jennings, LA.

Henry Whitehorn Sr., 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 VOTF in Lafayette and Lake Charles 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, Louisiana Probation and Parole, Lake Charles Police Department, and Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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