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For Immediate Release

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March 15, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Garrett Hawk
Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 589-3131
Gang Member Wanted for Murder Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

New Orleans, LA – U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Louisiana Genny May announced that Jorge Luis Juarez, 21, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (New Orleans Division) at a house in the 200 block of Iris Street, Jefferson, La., without incident last night.

Juarez was wanted by the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, for a Homicide that occurred on October 31, 2012, at approximately 1 AM. The incident occurred when the victim confronted a group of individuals who were attempting to burglarize his vehicle. The victim, Alfonso Rincon,42, chased one of the perpetrators away from the scene, at which time the perpetrator identified as Jorge Juarez turned and fired a .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol striking the victim. The victim later succumbed from his injuries. The perpetrators of the crime were identified as being part of a Latin gang named Sureno 13, which are affiliates of the "Mexican Mafia". The co-perpetrators were identified and arrested and each identified Juarez as the shooter.

Juarez was interviewed and advised Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives that he is currently on probation in North Carolina for Burglary, and he has prior arrests for Armed Robbery. Juarez also advised he has been living in Jefferson Parish since November 2012.

Juarez is currently being held in the Jefferson Parish Jail pending extradition to North Carolina.
The U.S. Marshals Service 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 Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/la-e/index.html
 

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

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