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For Immediate Release

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October 02, 2012 Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal (337) 262-6792
Two Violent Suspects Wanted in Acadia Parish Arrested by U.S. Marshals in the Last Five Days

Lafayette, LA – Late Thursday of last week (September 27th) the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) in Lafayette arrested Nineteen (19) Year Old Quincy Mouton near 686 A North Wilson, Church Point. Mouton was Wanted by the Rayne Police Department for 2nd Degree Murder; the warrant was signed on September 27th. Rayne PD contacted VOTF early on during the investigation and when the Warrant was signed we joined forces with Rayne PD, Church Point PD, and Acadia Parish’s Emergency Response Team (ERT). The arrest occurred without incident and Mouton was booked at the Acadia Parish Jail.

Monday night at approximately 10:45 p.m. VOTF arrested Steve Faulk. Faulk was Wanted by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Kidnapping. Further, Louisiana Probation and Parole had an outstanding Parole Warrant against Faulk. VOTF located Faulk around 6515 Hwy 95, Church Point, LA Monday night. VOTF received assistance from Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police. As officers approached the front door, Faulk peeked out, saw law enforcement, and chose not to open. VOTF forced entry and safely arrested Faulk. Faulk too was booked at the Acadia Parish Jail.

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, US 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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