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For Immediate Release

July 26, 2016 Adrian Collins, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Texas (361) 533-7522
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Counterfeiting Suspect
Gregory, TX - On, July 26, 2016 the U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Richard Rodriguez (19) in Gregory, Texas. Rodriguez was wanted in San Patricio County on five warrants: Forgery of a Government Instrument ($50,000 bond), Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility ($9,000 bond), Escape ($15,001), Unauthorized use of a Vehicle (15,001 bond), and Theft of Firearm ($7,500 bond). His forgery charge stems from an incident in which he is alleged to have posted bond with fake currency. Rodriguez was found in a home on the 300 block of West 3rd Street, in Gregory, Texas. Rodriguez will be taken to the San Patricio County Jail where he will await trial in lieu of the bonds.

The Gulf Coast Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Corpus Christi Police Department, Nueces County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent criminals, gang members, and sex offenders. U.S. Marshals-led task forces cleared 119,173 fugitive warrants in FY 2015, clearing approximately 82,557 state and local warrants and 36,616 federal warrants. U.S. Marshal task forces combine the efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives.
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