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For Immediate Release

March 28, 2018 R. Sean Coyne, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (479) 769-4967;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Suspect Arrested in Fayetteville Shooting
Fayetteville, AR - The U.S. Marshals led Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (WATF) has arrested Carlos Gomez-Aguilar in Springdale, AR. Gomez-Aguilar was identified as a suspect by Fayetteville Police Department Detectives following a shooting that took place at the Silver Dollar Cabaret in Fayetteville on January 21, 2018. Gomez-Aguilar was wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault, Battery 2nd Degree, Terrorist Acts, Criminal Mischief, and Engaging in a Violent Group.

Fayetteville Police Detectives and Fugitive Task Force members worked together to locate and arrest Gomez-Aguilar on March 28, 2018, and received assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Gomez-Aguilar was previously deported for illegal reentry into the United States in 2013, after an investigation by ICE. Gomez-Aguilar was transported to the Washington County Detention Center by US Marshals where he is being held without bond.

The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Arkansas State Police, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department, and Springdale Police Department. The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force serves the citizens of Western Arkansas by locating and arresting fugitives wanted for violent crimes.

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