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For Immediate Release

Contact:
June 20, 2013 Jose A. Figueroa, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Public Affairs Officer, District of Puerto Rico (939) 397-6099
Puerto Rico Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals
Middle District of North Carolina Joint Fugitive Task Force

Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force LogoSan Juan, PR - On June 18, the U.S. Marshals Service led Middle District of North Carolina Joint Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Alexis Colon Serrano. This fugitive was wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department on state negligent homicide charges related to a "hit and run" incident that occurred on the Vieques Island. It's alleged that on June 7, 2009, Colon Serrano crashed his vehicle into the vehicle driven by a 12 week pregnant mother, causing the death of the woman and her unborn fetus. He subsequently fled the scene of the accident.

Working on information provided by the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force during their investigation; the Marshals task force, was able to locate the fugitive in the state of North Carolina. It is alleged that Colon Serrano traveled to North Carolina, shortly after the incident.

Serrano Colon is expected to be extradited to Puerto Rico within the next 15 to 30 days.

"This arrest is just another example of the solid collaboration and network of dedicated professionals
working towards a common goal. It is specifically because of this network of task force professionals, that
allows us to continue to arrest more local, state, and federal fugitives than all other agencies combined. These results make the end statement much more rewarding, as we work towards the process of bringing
much sought after closure and healing to the victims and their family members," said Orlando Rivera U.S.
Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico.

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

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