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For Immediate Release

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September 17, 2012 Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal (337) 262-6792
Home Invasion Suspect Nabbed by U.S. Marshals

Lafayette, LA – Monday night at approximately 9:00 p.m. the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force arrested twenty-two year old Jacoldy Fox. Fox was Wanted by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office for Armed Robbery, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property, and Simple Battery. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the US Marshals on 9/14/2012. On Monday night surveillance was established and ultimately U.S. Marshals with critical assistance from the Lafayette City Marshals, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Lafayette PD arrested Fox at the Shop Rite convenient store located at the 300 block of Verot School Road in Lafayette. Fox was booked into LPCC Monday night.

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. 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 2011 VOTF Lafayette closed approximately 500 Warrants, most of which were violent felony offenses. Further, U.S. Marshals Task Forces throughout the United States closed more than 113,000 felony warrants nationwide.

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

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