For Immediate Release
|December 13, 2012||Corey Britt, Deputy U.S. Marshal (337) 262-6792|
|Murder Suspect/Sex Offender From Patterson Nabbed by U.S. Marshals|
Lafayette, LA – Last night at around
midnight the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) in Lafayette
along with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF)
from New Orleans arrested forty-six (46) year-old Junior Weston at the
twenty-three hundred block of South Claiborne in New Orleans. Earlier that
day Detectives with the Patterson Police Department secured a 1st Degree
Murder Warrant against Weston and shortly thereafter contacted the U.S.
Marshals VOTF from Lafayette for assistance. VOTF immediately joined forces
with Patterson PD and learned that Weston had fled Patterson and was
believed to be in the Central City area of New Orleans. VOTF contacted the
US Marshals in New Orleans who immediately put “boots on the ground” in a
covert manner in an effort to locate Weston. After about six hours of
investigating it was decided that a 5-Man Team from Lafayette would drive to
New Orleans to join forces with our counterparts there. Finally, at around
midnight (this morning), after approximately nine hours of intense
investigating, Weston was located in a house on South Claiborne in New
Orleans. Weston was arrested without incident.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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