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For Immediate Release

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April 12, 2013 DUSM Juan F. Lara, Southern District of Texas (956) 618-8025
Burglary Suspect Arrested in Elsa, TX

McAllen, TX – A Tennessee man wanted on several burglaries was arrested by the United States Marshals Service-multi agency led Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) on April 11, 2013.

Eduardo Cantu-Urbina, 23, was wanted by the Fairview Police Department in Williamson County, Tennessee for the offense of Burglary. It is alleged that Cantu-Urbina burglarized several industrial companies known to sell construction materials. Cantu-Urbina would steal the checks from the companies and then cash them at the company’s banks. Investigators from the Fairview Police Department learned that Cantu-Urbina would cash each check for the amount of $999.00 each time. Cantu-Urbina was working in conjunction with nine other individuals who were involved in the criminal scheme. It is further alleged that approximately one million dollars of stolen checks were cashed in different jurisdictions of the state. Cantu-Urbina later absconded to Texas when he learned that a warrant for his arrest was issued by Fairview Police Department. The case was referred to the U.S. Marshals Service in McAllen, Texas.

At approximately 6:30 PM, U.S. Marshals Service Investigators along with Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Task Force Officers and a San Juan Police Task Force Officer assigned to the GCVOFTF developed information that Cantu-Urbina was driving silver 2004 Honda Accord with Tennessee license plates. Members of the GCVOFTF discovered Cantu-Urbina’s car parked in front of a house located near the 500 block E. 3rd Street in Elsa, Texas. Members of the GCVOFTF approached the house and arrested Cantu-Urbina as he walked out to his car. Cantu-Urbina is currently being held at the Hidalgo County jail awaiting extradition to Tennessee.

The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen P.D., Mission P.D. San Juan P.D., Weslaco P.D., TDCJ Office of Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms and Homeland Security Investigations.

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

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