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For Immediate Release

October 19, 2011 Supervisory Deputy Robert M. Alexander
District of Nevada, Reno (775) 530-0417
Accused Texas Sex Offender Arrested by U.S. Marshals Led Task Force in Reno, NV

Reno, NV - The United States Marshals Service led Fugitive Task Force (USMS) announces the arrest of Nicolas J .Whitlock. Whitlock is wanted in Galveston, Texas on two outstanding arrest warrants, alleging indecency with a minor by exposure, issued on October 10, 2011. Whitlock, 27, was arrested this morning and booked into the Washoe County Jail awaiting extradition to Texas.

The investigation to locate Whitlock led the Task Force to 4320 Baker Lane, Reno, Nevada. Surveillance was conducted with the assistance of officers from Nevada DPS Parole & Probation. Whitlock was identified exiting an apartment and arrested without incident.

Christopher Hoye, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada, stated, "We are committed to protecting the children of our community from sex offenders. We will continue to aggressively pursue and arrest these fugitives in order to bring them to justice." The Nevada FIST (Fugitive Investigative Strike Team) is a permanent task force which brings together the resources and expertise of state, local, and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders anywhere they are located. In essence, Nevada FIST is a law enforcement "force multiplier." Nevada FIST, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, is a partnership comprised of investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Parole and Probation), and the Sparks Police Department. 

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