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For Immediate Release

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March 31, 2014 Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Schroeder (973) 390-7307
Federal Marshals Arrest Middletown NJ Man Wanted in
Puerto Rico for the Vehicular Death of a Pedestrian

Trenton, NJ – On January 29, 2012, a man attempting to cross a street in a town in western Puerto Rico was tragically struck and killed by a minivan. The minivan never stopped and continued on to its destination. However, Beau Hendrick’s destination will soon be to a courtroom in Puerto Rico to answer to the charges of negligent homicide. The Middletown, New Jersey resident was arrested by federal marshals and detectives from the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force and officers from the Lacey Township Police Department in a Forked River NJ home in the early morning hours yesterday, Sunday March 30, 2014. Beau Hendricks is being held in the custody of the Ocean County Jail awaiting extradition back to Puerto Rico. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The United States Marshal for the District of New Jersey, Juan Mattos, commends all officers involved and states, “ the investigation and arrest of this wanted fugitive is a testament to the caliber of our marshals, task force officers and the Lacey Township Police Department. This case is a perfect example of the vital collaboration between our member agencies of the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force.”

The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force was established by the Attorney General and Congress in 2002 to target the region’s ‘worst of the worst’ state and local criminals. The task force consists of numerous law enforcement agencies, endeavoring to remove these dangerous criminals from our communities throughout New Jersey.

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

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