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U.S. Marshals Searching for Minnesota Couple Who Are Arson Persons of Interest


Couple is believed to have traveled south, possibly to Mexico

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For immediate release

Peter Castillo, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Western District of Texas
El Paso, TX
(830) 308-6300

Jose Felan Jr. and Mena Dyaha Yousif Have Been Apprehended

Del Rio, TX – The U.S. Marshals are searching for a Minnesota man and woman wanted as persons of interest by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the investigation of several St. Paul, Minnesota, fires during the recent unrest. ATF is offering two rewards of up to $10,000 each for information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of the two individuals.

Jose Felan Jr., 33, a felon with multiple convictions, including drug offenses, burglary and aggravated assault, was captured on video igniting fires at numerous locations in St. Paul, to include at a high school that serves disadvantaged youth. His accomplice, Mena Dyaha Yousif, 31, is believed to be helping Felan evade police.

"The U.S. Marshals are working closely with ATF and all our federal, state and local partners to apprehend those that choose to violate the safety and security of our communities," said U.S. Marshal Mona Dohman of the District of Minnesota. "We are calling on anyone with information on the whereabouts of Felan and Yousif to contact us immediately."

The couple is believed to have traveled south from Minnesota, possibly to Mexico. Yousif, who appears to be noticeably pregnant, is known to have worn disguises while on the run, including wigs, hair extensions, hats and the absence of a hijab.

To submit tips:

  • Call: 877-WANTED-2 (877-926-8332)
  • Web/mobile reporting app: Tips

Information is strictly confidential and protected. Tipsters can remain anonymous. Information eligible for reward must lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s).

Felan has a distinctive mole on his outer left arm and a tattoo with the name “Mena” with a large crown on the inside of his right forearm. Video footage is also available.

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