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For Immediate Release

May 31, 2017 Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Man for Sexual Assault of a  Minor
MSFTF LogoMartinsburg, WV - The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Tito Arita Cruz, 29, of Williamsport, Maryland, Wednesday.

Cruz had been charged by the West Virginia State Police with four counts of sexual assault of a minor in Berkeley County. The Marshals task force was asked to assist in locating and arresting Cruz.

On Wednesday, a deputy U.S. marshal observed Cruz operating a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck and followed him south on Interstate 81. With the assistance of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, a traffic stop was conducted around the 12 mile marker in West Virginia. Cruz was arrested without incident and taken into custody by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is a U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive task force whose primary mission is to help make the community safer by locating and capturing fugitives charged with murders, robberies, drug crimes, sexual assaults and other violent felony offenses.

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