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For Immediate Release

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July 09, 2013 John Curtis, Deputy U.S. Marshal (802) 951-6271
U.S. Marshals Arrest Vermont Man
Wanted on Several Counts of Aggravated Domestic Assault

Burlington, VT -- On July 8, 2013, the U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who had been wanted since 2012. Manuel C. Francis, 37 of Essex, had been running from several outstanding warrants in Chittenden County for the last year and half.

Francis was wanted by South Burlington Police for two counts of Aggravated Domestic Assault that occurred back February of 2012. Then in March of 2012, the Vermont Parole Board issued a warrant for Francisís arrest for violating the terms of his parole stemming for charges of simple assault, bad checks, possession of stolen property, false information to a police officer, false pretenses and aggravated domestic assault.

To add to Francisí abusive crime spree, the Burlington Police Department issued a warrant for his involvement in an aggravated domestic assault that occurred in the city of Burlington on July 7, 2012. During this assault there was a 7 month old child present inside the residence.

On the afternoon of July 8, 2013, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Vermont State Police, Essex Police and UVM Police located Francis in Essex Junction, VT. During the apprehension, Francis attempted to elude police by jumping out of a second story window, on to the roof and into an adjacent apartment, where he hid. When police located his whereabouts in the other apartment, Francis then fled back through the window while police chased him across the roof and into the original apartment.

Francis attempted to struggle with police before he was taken into custody and transported to jail. Francis was taken to the Chittenden County Correctional Center where he was held without bail on his three outstanding warrants.

Any questions regarding any of the above criminal cases, please contact The Burlington Police Department, The South Burlington Police Department or The Vermont Department of Corrections.

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

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