Fugitive wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies captured in New Orleans

Fugitive wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies captured in New Orleans
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POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:34pm

The hunt for a fugitive wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies has ended in New Orleans, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Joseph Marrone, 43, was arrested Tuesday by agents with the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension and High Technology Crime Units, as the result of nearly a year long fugitive investigation conducted by the Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU).

In September 2012, the Mandeville Police Department requested assistance from the FAU in locating Marrone, who was wanted for theft of a motor vehicle. During the course of the investigation, it was determined Marrone was also wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office for three counts of felony theft and by Stafford County, Virginia for felony probation violation.

Marrone was located in the 200 block of Baronne Street in New Orleans and booked into the Orleans Parish Prison.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell created the FAU in 2008 to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with locating and apprehending fugitives from justice. The unit has successfully pinpointed and captured dangerous fugitives wanted for violent felony offenses such as murder, aggravated rape, attempted murder, sex crimes, theft and armed robbery. Law enforcement agencies needing assistance locating and apprehending a wanted individual can contact the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (225) 326-6100.

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