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For Immediate Release

April 30, 2016

John Garrison
Eastern District of Texas, 903-590-1370 x245
USMS Office of Public Affairs, 202-307-9065

Smith County Fugitive Arrested in Cancun, Mexico
TYLER – Kim “Shelby” Herndon, 34, was arrested this past Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in Cancun, Mexico. Herndon had outstanding warrants for Narcotics and Aggravated Robbery by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. Herndon had been a fugitive since December 2015. The Sheriff’s Office requested assistance, and in January 2016, the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force (JETFT) adopted Herndon’s case for fugitive apprehension.

The JETFT was able to develop leads that indicated Herndon had fled the United States and was now living illegally under an alias in Cancun, Mexico. Based on his illegal immigration status, the Marshals were able to request Herndon to be deported on the same day as his arrest.

Herndon was transferred into U.S. Marshals custody in Houston, and is being detained until he can be transported back to Tyler, Texas. Herndon was located due to the collaborative effort between multiple law enforcement agencies in Mexico as well as in East Texas.

The East Texas agencies involved in this fugitive investigation include the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at .

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