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February 28, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Garrett Hawk
Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 589-3131
Tier III Sex Offender Apprehended in Hammond, LA After Trying to Deceive Officers

New Orleans, LA – U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana Genny May announced that David Dunomes, 48, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (New Orleans Division) with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office at a house in the 100 block of Magazine Street, Hammond, La, without incident today. Dunomes did attempt to evade capture by initially not acknowledging his true identity when questioned by law enforcement officers. However, officers were able to quickly determine Dunomes identity by comparing him to his photo and a positive identification by his family members.

Dunomes was wanted by the DeKalb County (Ga.) Sheriff’s Office for probation violations. Additionally, Dunomes is a Tier III unregistered sex offender stemming from convictions of multiple counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, Rape and Incest. Records checks revealed that Dunomes had not registered as a sex Offender in either Georgia or Louisiana, as required by law. A Tier III sex offender is the most serious classification under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 classification system. Any one classified as such must register for life and update their registration quarterly.

Dunomes is currently being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail pending extradition to DeKalb County, Ga.

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 36,200 federal fugitives, clearing approximately 39,400 felony warrants. 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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