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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 26, 2016 Matthew Goodwin, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Texas (214) 705-9850 ext. 224;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Texas Man Wanted for Assaulting and Raping Woman Arrested in South Carolina
 

JETFTF LogoCarrollton, TX - Donovan Mark Herisse, a fugitive wanted for violently beating and raping a woman he met on the online dating website, “Plenty of Fish,” was arrested on May 24 in Piedmont, South Carolina by a team of law enforcement officers led by the U.S. Marshals.

On April 15, 2016, the Carrollton Police Department encountered a female victim who had suffered multiple injuries including a fractured jaw, fractured orbital bone and multiple lacerations to her face and mouth that required stitches. The victim had also been raped by a man she claims to have met on an online dating website. On April 19, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Herisse and the case was referred to the U.S Marshals led Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force.

After an extensive investigation, information was developed that Herisse had fled Texas and was in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force were able to discover that Herisse was employed as a truck driver and was heading toward the Greenville, South Carolina area. On May 24, 2016, Herisse was arrested in Piedmont, South Carolina by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Operation Intercept. Herisse is currently awaiting extradition back to Texas.

The Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force includes investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service, Plano Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Denton County Sheriff’s Office, Denton Police Department, Flower Mound Police Department and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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