Norfolk, VA – Members of the U.S. Marshals Service task force
arrested today on Virginia’s Eastern Shore a man wanted for a 2016
double homicide in Puerto Rico.
Jonathan Aviles-Alers, 28, was
arrested at 6:45 a.m. at a residence in the 33000 block of Lankford
Highway in Painter. When members of the task force approached the house
from the front, he ran around the house and into the backyard where he
was taken into custody by other task force members who were already in
Puerto Rico police had placed Aviles-Alers on their most
wanted list after he shot and killed two people and injured several
others Oct. 23, 2016, in Isabela, Puerto Rico.
The arrest was a
joint effort between U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces in New York/New
Jersey-Trenton Division and Norfolk, assisted by Accomack County
Sheriff’s Office and Norfolk Fugitive Unit.
Aviles-Alers will be
held at Eastern Shore Regional Jail pending extradition to Puerto Rico.
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