For Immediate Release
|December 08, 2016||
Steve Hetherington, Supervisory Deputy U.S.
Western District of Michigan (616) 732-2710;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|Suspect Wanted for Texas Double Homicide Arrested in Lansing|
Lansing, MI - A suspect
wanted in connection with a 2016 double homicide in Tom Green County,
Texas, was arrested by a joint law enforcement fugitive task force
Thursday afternoon in Lansing, Michigan. The suspect, Raymond Alvarado
Jr., 28, is charged with capital murder of multiple persons.
Alvarado is accused offatally shooting of two men in San Angelo, Texas, on Sept. 12. Three other persons were arrested in San Angelo and charged in the deaths the day after the shootings.
The U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, San Angelo Division, began assisting the San Angelo Police Department in the investigation in late October. The investigation eventually led authorities to believe Alvarado was in the Lansing area based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force was enlisted to help track Alvarado down.
On Dec. 8, task force members conducted surveillance at an address in Lansing. After several hours, Alvarado was seen leaving the residence and walking away. Marked units assisted the task force in approaching Alvarado and he was subsequently arrested without incident.
Alvarado is being held at the Ingham County Jail in Mason! Michigan, and will be transported back to Texas after extradition proceedings are concluded. He is expected to appear in court in Ingham County tomorrow
The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force is comprised of state troopers and officers from the Michigan State Police 1st District1 the Michigan Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshals, Ingham County Sheriff's Department, and the Michigan State University Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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