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For Immediate Release

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June 22, 2011 Deputy Mayra Contreras, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Marshals Service - El Paso, TX (915) 892-9811
Homicide Suspect Quickly Apprehended by El Paso Area Law Enforcement

LSFTF LogoEl Paso, TX – Brian Anthony Engleton, 43, of El Paso was arrested on Friday, June 17, by the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident in the 8700 block of Dyer Street.  Engleton was sought for the alleged murder of his wife by the EPPD. The previous day, Engleton was engaged in a physical confrontation with his wife Deidre Engleton outside of her locally owned beauty salon. Deidre later succumbed to multiple stab wounds in the chest and neck area at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

EPPD received information indicating a female acquaintance of Engleton was make a money transfer to him. Officer’s identified and established surveillance on the female that led them to the Beverly Crest Motel. EPPD SWAT officers were called to the scene as a result of information indicating Engleton was possibly armed. After a brief period of time, Engleton surrendered to officers and was taken into custody.

Engleton was remanded to the El Paso County Detention Facility.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will continue to use the collective resources of our federal and local law enforcement partners to pursue fugitives and hold them to account for their actions.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in El Paso –

  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • El Paso District Attorney’s Office
  • El Paso Police Department
  • El Paso Sheriff’s Office
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General
  • Texas State Troopers

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

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