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For Immediate Release

March 24, 2014 John Garrison, Eastern District of Texas (903) 590-1370 x245;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
East Texas Fugitive Arrested in West Monroe, LA

Tyler, TX – Delanda Letregg Player, 48, was arrested on March 22nd by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) - Western District of Louisiana in West Monroe, LA. Deputy U.S. Marshals in West Monroe were working with members of the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force when they were able to locate and arrest Player.

Player has narcotic warrants with the Tyler Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Department, as well as a parole violation from the State of Texas. He was arrested without any resistance.

Player was transported to the Ouachita Parish Jail and will be held without bond pending an extradition hearing back to Texas. He could face additional charges regarding to his status as a sex offender.

The agencies that are members of the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (Tyler Division) that assisted in this investigation include the Tyler Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Office of the Inspector General, Smith County District Attorney’s Office, and the USMS.

The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators. In 2013, the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force cleared 2,441 cases throughout the Eastern District of Texas.

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