Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Carlos Baez-Quinonez
in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Baez-Quinonez, a 24-year old man, was being sought by the Puerto Rico Department
of Public Safety on charges of criminal homicide and related firearms offenses.
It is alleged that, on April 19, 2010, Baez-Quinonez and two other suspects shot
and killed Angel Fuentes-Rodriguez inside an apartment in Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
The other two suspects are already in custody in Puerto Rico.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Puerto Rico
was asked to assist in locating Baez-Quinonez. Information was developed that
Baez-Quinonez may be hiding out in Pennsylvania.
During the early morning hours of May 24, U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS
Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force located Baez-Quinonez at a
home in the 100 block of Queen Street in Chambersburg. The fugitive was taken
into custody without incident. Baez-Quinonez was turned over to the Chambersburg
Police Department for processing. He will be charged as a fugitive from justice,
pending extradition to Puerto Rico.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Murder suspects and those charged
with violent crimes are of the highest priority in locating and arresting. Now
that this last remaining suspect has been captured, it is my hope that the
victim’s family may be more at peace. Our communities become safer by ridding
the streets of these type violent fugitives.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive
Task Force. This included officers from the Chambersburg Police Department and
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the
nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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