Oroville, CA – The U.S. Marshals led Pacific Southwest
Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) arrested 34 year old Roy Allen Ostergren.
Ostergren was wanted out of Texas for Aggravated Assault on a family member.
In the early morning hours of December 12th 2011 in Ector County Texas,
Ostergren is alleged to have assaulted his common law wife. During the assault
Ostergren used a baseball bat to beat his wife and then wrapped a chain around
her neck and drug her behind his truck causing serious injury. The victim was
then later taken to the hospital for treatment for her injuries. Ostergren then
snuck into the hospital where the victim was recovering, closed the door to the
room and assaulted her again. Ostergren fled without being apprehended and on
December 20th 2011 an arrest warrant was issued by the Ector County Sheriff’s
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in the Western District of
Texas were asked to assist in locating Ostergren. Investigators developed leads
that Ostergren had fled to the Eastern District of California to avoid capture.
The PSWRFTF Sacramento Division was contacted to attempt to track down Ostergren
who was believed to be in the Oroville area.
Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers were given a tip that Ostergren was
possibly staying at a motel off of highway 70 in Oroville. At approximately 9:30
a.m. while conducting surveillance an individual matching Ostergrens description
was seen in the passenger seat of a vehicle that passed by. Deputies and Task
Force Officer’s followed the vehicle to a Valero gas station near Montgomery
Street and Feather River Boulevard where Deputies confirmed the individual to be
Ostergren and arrested him without incident while fueling up the vehicle. The
driver was detained and released after being identified he had no ties to the
Ostergren was booked into the Butte County Jail awaiting extradition back to
Ector County Texas to face his charges.
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