For Immediate Release
|October 31, 2013||
Scott Williams, U.S. Marshals Service
Deputy U.S. Marshal/Public Information Officer
Western District of Texas – El Paso Division (915) 534-6779
Cross Country Sex Assault Suspect Arrested in
“Long Arm of the Law Results in Arrest of El Paso Fugitive”
El Paso, TX – Edwin Tyrone Flagg, 60, of El Paso, was arrested by members of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday without incident. Flagg was being sought by the El Paso Police Department (EPPD) for his alleged involvement in the sexual assault of a child.
In April, 2013, the El Paso Police Department initiated an investigation into allegations that Flagg sexually assaulted a young child. In May, 2013, an arrest warrant was subsequently issued for Flagg by the EPPD. Flagg became aware of the warrant and fled the El Paso area. In July 2013, Flagg was featured on Crime Stoppers of El Paso most wanted.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force initiated
an investigation and determined that Flagg was traveling from Texas to
Florida and possibly living at homeless shelters along the way. Members of
the task force, through investigative efforts, determined that Flagg was
hiding out in Jacksonville, Florida. Members of the FRFTF, in conjunction
with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Veterans Administration
Police, conducted surveillance on several locations purported to have ties
to Flagg. Task force members eventually identified Flagg at one of the
locations and apprehended him without incident.
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