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February 11, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Garrett Hawk
Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 589-3131
California Fugitive Apprehended in New Orleans on Lundi Gras

New Orleans, LA – U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana Genny May announced that Ladrakeous Dean, 24, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force – New Orleans Division at an associate’s house on Gladiolus Street in New Orleans, La., without incident today. The associate was unaware of Dean’s fugitive status and claimed that he was just visiting him for the Mardi Gras season.

Dean was wanted by the San Rafael Police Department for attempted murder and parole violation. He is accused of shooting a man at the San Rafael Transit Center on Dec. 14, 2012. The victim was waiting on a transit platform when Dean allegedly pulled up next to him, got out of a gold sedan and shot him at close range. The victim ran from the gunman, but collapsed and was taken to Marin General Hospital. He has since been released from the hospital. Dean was on parole for a home invasion robbery at the time of the shooting, according to police.

Dean is currently being held in the Orleans Parish Prison pending extradition to San Rafael, Calif.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force -- New Orleans Division is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, St Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kenner Police Department, St Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Probation and Parole, Slidell Police Department and U.S. Border Patrol. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent felony fugitives and sex offenders across the Eastern District of Louisiana.

In fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Marshals apprehended more than 123,000 fugitives. Working with authorities at the federal, state and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested more than 86,700 state and local fugitives, clearing 114,000 state and local felony warrants.

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

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