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Man wanted for two homicides in Louisiana found in Tacoma area

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
June 14, 2012 1:42 pm

A 28-year-old man wanted for killing two people in Louisiana has been found in a Tacoma-area home.

Members of the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force received information that the man was at a home on 92nd Street, , the U.S. Marshals Service reported. The Marshals Service sponsors the task force, which is comprised of investigators from area law enforcement agencies.

The task force investigated and found the man was inside Wednesday morning.

They called out for the man. He came outside and was taken into custody without incident, the Marshals Service reported. He’s being held in the Pierce County Jail while he awaits extradition back to Louisiana to face murder charges.

The man was arrested in January in connection with two homicides, the Marshals Service reported. He reportedly confessed to the slayings but escaped while being transported to the county jail.

Law enforcement in Louisiana got warrants for the man’s arrest on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of escape.

Richard Ploof, supervisory deputy for the U.S. Marshals Service, said the man had relatives in the area.

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