For Immediate Release
|September 14, 2020||
Pedro Fortier, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Puerto Rico (939) 475-2962;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive 9 Years on the Run in the Dominican Republic|
San Juan, PR – Today, United States Marshal Wilmer Ocasio Ibarra, announced the arrests of Angel Cruz Cabrera.
On June 11, 2011, Angel Cruz Cabrera along with three other inmates, escaped from a state correctional institution in Bayamon, PR. Cruz Cabrera was serving a sentence of 60 years for robbery, attempted murder, murder and weapons law violations.
The Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force (PRVOTF), along with the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections, developed information indicating Cruz Cabrera was residing in the Dominican Republic. The US Marshals Service Foreign Field Office in the Dominican Republic (FFO-DR) was contacted for assistance.
On September 12, 2020, personnel from the Policia Nacional of the Dominican Republic, the Directorio Nacional del Control de Drogas (DNCD) with the assistance of USMS FFODR personnel, located and arrested Cruz Cabrera in the city of Higuey, DR.
Cruz Cabrera will face an extradition process to be extradited to Puerto Rico.
United States Marshal Ocasio Ibarra stated “This
arrest is a testament to the outstating investigative work and tireless
efforts of the US Marshals Service, Foreign Field Office-DR, the Puerto
Rico Violent Offenders Task Force, state and local partners who worked
together to bring this dangerous fugitive to justice”.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.