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December 13, 2012 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277
U.S. Marshals Arrest Florida Murder Suspect in Stroudsburg

Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Lorenzo Vazquez, a 20-year old man, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Vazquez was being sought for a murder that occurred on April 3, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Vazquez’s involvement left another man dead after receiving multiple gunshot wounds. On April 18, an arrest warrant was obtained charging Vazquez with murder in the 2nd degree.

The U.S. Marshals Service in Southern Florida began assisting in the investigation. Information was developed that Vazquez may have fled to the Poconos area. Investigative leads were forwarded to USMS personnel based in Scranton.

On December 13, Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Vazquez in the 400 block of Shook Avenue in Stroudsburg. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident.

Vazquez was turned over to the Stroud Area Police Department for processing. He will be charged as a fugitive-from-justice, and await court proceedings concerning his extradition to Florida.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Murder suspects and those charged with violent crimes are of the highest priority in locating and arresting. The Marshals Service and its fugitive task forces are committed to making our communities safer by ridding our streets of such fugitives.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by its task force partner, the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office. Additional support was provided by the Stroud Area Police Department.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

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

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