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For Immediate Release

April 27, 2016

CDUSM Chris Atwater,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8702
SDUSM Michael Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 554-8545

Accused Sex Offender Flees North Carolina Only To Be Arrested In South Carolina
Greensboro, NC – On April 26, 2016, at approximately 9:30 PM, Jesus Javier Hernandez, 33, was taken into custody through the corroboration of three law enforcement agencies. Hernandez was arrested by the Gaffney Police Department in South Carolina after authorities confirmed information supplied by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) out of Greensboro. Hernandez was wanted by the Chapel Hill Police Department for First Degree Forcible Rape. The warrant for arrest was issued on April 25, 2016.

On April 25, 2016, the assistance of the JFTF was requested in the apprehension of Hernandez. Investigators with the JFTF immediately initiated an investigation on Hernandez. According to authorities, Hernandez was known to be a flight risk and was attempting to evade arrest. The JFTF developed information though investigative efforts that Hernandez fled to South Carolina. Investigators with the JFTF contacted the Gaffney Police Department in South Carolina to confirm the possible location of Hernandez. Authorities confirmed the information and arrested Hernandez without incident at the Super 8 Motel located at 100 Elis Ferry Avenue in Gaffney. Hernandez was transported to the Cherokee South Carolina County Jail where he is currently awaiting extradition back to North Carolina on the alleged charge.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole. For more information you can go to

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