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For Immediate Release

September 21, 2016 Marc McRee, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of North Carolina (704) 350-8000
Murder Suspect From Charlotte Arrested in Victoria, TX After 8 Years on the Run

Charlotte, NC - The United States Marshals Service in Victoria, Texas have arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a 2008 homicide in Charlotte, NC. Ruben Garcia Padron, 39, was charged with murder after shooting into an occupied vehicle, killing one occupant and injuring two others. Padron was taken into custody late Tuesday night.

For the past several years, the U.S. Marshals Service worked closely with detectives from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to determine Padron’s whereabouts. The U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force in Charlotte developed new information about the case and soon after, Padron was arrested without incident by U.S. Marshals in Texas

Padron will be held in the Victoria County Jail pending extradition to Charlotte.

The United States Marshals Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of the U.S. Marshals Service, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Department of Public Safety, and Department of Homeland Security.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

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