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For Immediate Release

Steven Douglas, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Texas
(432) 837-7295

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

U.S. Marshals Return Mexico Murder Suspect

Alpine, TX – Aggravated Murder suspect Manuel Adriano-Ruiz was returned Monday, November 14, 2022, to Mexican law enforcement authorities, via U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the Presidio, TX, port-of-entry. The Texas Department of Public Safety provided additional personnel and equipment during the return. Adriano-Ruiz is wanted on an arrest warrant from Chihuahua, Mexico, charging him with Aggravated Murder.  In July of 2021, Adriano-Ruiz allegedly shot and killed his wife, Sandra Veronica Escobar-Reyes, in the presence of their three children.  

U.S. Marshals assigned to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in cooperation with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Adriano-Reyes in January of this year on a U.S. Probation warrant.  Adriano-Reyes remained in federal custody until his return to Mexico.

According to the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas, Susan Pamerleau - “U.S. Marshals work closely with many law enforcement agencies in Mexico, as we do with countless countries around the world, to ensure that justice is served.  These partnerships benefit both countries, taking violent fugitives off the streets.”

Adriano-Ruiz was previously convicted in the Western District of Texas with Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Kilograms or more of Marijuana and Aiding and Abetting.  He was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal custody, followed by a 3-year term of Supervised Release. 

The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, is a partnership comprised of numerous local, state and federal agencies throughout West Texas.  Through cooperative efforts, the task force targets violent and sexual offenders wanted on state and federal arrest warrants, in order to increase community safety.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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