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U.S. Marshals Assist Alamosa Police Department with Capture of Murder Suspect

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District of Colorado Public Affairs

(303) 728-7814

Denver, CO – The U.S. Marshals Service’s Colorado Violent Offender Task Force (COVOTF) assisted multiple agencies with the capture of a wanted fugitive in the San Luis Valley yesterday.

After a daylong manhunt, Henry Corral, 44, was arrested through a joint-effort comprised of six different law enforcement agencies. Corral is facing multiple felony charges related to a triple-shooting incident that took place at the Sunset Inn Hotel in the early hours this past Sunday.

Members from the COVOTF, including Deputy U.S. Marshals based out of Colorado Springs and Task Force Officers (TFOs) from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Fountain Police Department, and Colorado Department of Corrections deployed south to Alamosa after the request for assistance came in. The U.S. Marshals Service’s Air Surveillance Unit in Denver also deployed and assisted in the multi-agency manhunt. Once in the area, the COVOTF team linked up with both the Alamosa Police Department and Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office to join in the search for Corral. The COVOTF team conducted numerous interviews and assisted in chasing down leads that took them as far west as Del Norte, Colorado, before a tip came in from a local resident who spotted Corral at a farm near the intersection of County Road 106 South and County Road 10 S, approximately five miles southwest of Alamosa.

The COVOTF team, along with law enforcement officers from Alamosa P.D. and Sheriff’s Offices, set up a perimeter around the property where Corral was spotted. With assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Air Surveillance Unit, Corral was located and taken into custody.

“I’d like to recognize and thank the tipster for the information they provided that directly led to the arrest of this dangerous fugitive,” said District of Colorado U.S. Marshal Kirk Taylor. “I would also like to thank and recognize the incredible work of all involved Law Enforcement Officers who pursued Corral with limited information, and yet were able to still safely take him into custody.”

The arrest of this fugitive represents a culmination of extensive cooperative efforts between the U.S. Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, Alamosa Police Department, Alamosa Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Land Management, Fountain Police Department, and Colorado Department of Corrections.

The charges pending against Corral are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Please direct any follow up regarding pending criminal charges to the Alamosa Police Department and Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The Colorado Violent Offender Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional fugitive task force that targets the most violent offenders to include those wanted for murder, assault, sex offenses, and other serious offenses throughout the state and country. 

Nationally, the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, eight regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries. Follow us on Twitter @USMSDenver.

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