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For Immediate Release

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September 12, 2012 Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal (337) 262-6792
Christopher Alfred Arrested by U.S. Marshals

Lafayette, LA – At approximately 4:15 p.m. today the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Christopher Alfred. Alfred was Wanted by the Lafayette Police Department for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile (Warrant was issued by the Police Department today). U.S. Marshals arrested Alfred pursuant to a traffic stop on the 100 block of Peggy Street in Lafayette. Alfred will be booked into LPCC (Lafayette Parish Correctional Center) later today.

Henry Whitehorn, the U.S. 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 Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) in Lafayette 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, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Louisiana Probation and Parole. Further, VOTF Lafayette calls upon part-time TFO’s and partners throughout its eight parish area. In 2010 VOTF Lafayette closed approximately 500 Warrants, most of which were violent felony offenses. U.S. Marshals Task Forces throughout the United States arrested more than 118,100 fugitives on felony charges.

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

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