Yakima, WA – A fugitive wanted in the relation to a double
homicide that took place in Moxee, Washington was arrested in Mexico on
Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Jesus Perez, was arrested near
Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday after U.S. Marshals developed information
regarding his possible location and provided that information to Mexican
authorities, who took him into custody.
Perez was showcased on
an episode of Washington’s Most Wanted and Crime Stoppers tips started
pouring in. The investigation and tips led authorities to believe Perez
was most likely hiding out in Mexico. Mexican authorities were able to
locate and arrest him on Thursday evening.
U.S. Marshal Craig
Thayer thanked the participating agencies for their hard work. He
continued by saying, “Their persistence has paid off and this dangerous
criminal is now off the street.” USM Thayer also thanked the Mexican
Authorities, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, and the Port of Seattle Police Department for their
assistance. “This is great example of the dedication and cooperation
that exists between our international, federal, state and local partners
that help ensure justice to our communities.”
Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is a U.S. Marshals Service
sponsored partnership comprised of federal, state and local law
enforcement officers from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The PNVOTFs
primary mission is to locate, arrest, and return to the justice system
the most violent, most egregious federal and state fugitives. The
fulltime Yakima PNVOTF members include the Yakima County Sheriff’s
Office, Yakima Police Department, Washington State Department of
Corrections and the Yakama Nation Tribal Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency