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For Immediate Release

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December 30, 2010 Phill Maxwell, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Texas-Midland/Odessa Division
(432) 686-4100 ext.223
Odessa Murder Suspect Arrested
On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, the Odessa Police Department and Texas Rangers were working to locate murder suspect Christopher Antonio Redic who was accused of killing Freddie Hall III. The Rangers reached out to the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force of whom they are a member agency, along with the Odessa PD and several other area agencies. The Texas Rangers had developed information that Redic may be in Monahans, and the task force quickly set up surveillance on several possible locations. On Wednesday, task force agents learned that Redic and his girlfriend had caught a ride to the Killeen/Temple area the day before, prior to law enforcement focusing on Monahans.

The U.S. Marshals in Waco are also part of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the Western District of Texas, and they were contacted to use their resources with the task force member agencies in the Killeen and Temple area to locate Redic. Within hours, Task Force agents in Waco were able to locate an apartment in Temple where Redic was reportedly hiding out with his girlfriend. U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers, along with task force officers from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Waco PD, were joined by Bell County Sheriff’s deputies and Temple Police Department. Officers approached and surrounded the apartment where Redic was supposed to be. Officers first encountered Redic’s girlfriend, and when they made entry, located and arrested Redic without incident inside the apartment. Texas Rangers also located and seized a 9mm handgun, but it is undetermined at this point if it is the murder weapon.

Robert Almonte, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas said, “This case exemplifies what the task force concept is all about. As a member of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, the Odessa Police Department essentially has investigators all over the country ready to respond at a moment’s notice. In this case, a murder suspect on the run, is captured quickly and safely, and will later return to Odessa to answer to these charges.”