Task Force arrests 2 fugitives

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:14pm

EL PASO — Fugitives from Illinois and El Paso were busted by the U.S. Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

Carlos Barrera, 63, was on the run for 21 years and wanted out of Cook County, Illinois, for a drug and firearm possession during the commission of a felony back in 1991. Barrera fled to Mexico and recently returned to the U.S. in attempt to change his immigration status. A check of Barrera's fingerprints returned Barrera was a "Wanted Subject". Barrera was later apprehended at his residence by members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at his home on Enrique Gomez.

Jorge Valdez, 21 surrendered to members of the Task Force, they said, on Friday, at the Paso Del Norte Bridge. He was featured on Manhunt Monday on Aug. 27 and was one of Crime Stoppers of El Paso Most Wanted for July & August 2012. Valdez was arrested on numerous felony charges including aggravated robbery, burglary of habitation with Intent to Commit other Felony, (2) Burglary of Habitation, Unauthorized Absence from Community Correctional Facility, an Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle) to include (4) misdemeanor charges of; Evading Arrest, Burglary of a Vehicle, Criminal Trespass and Theft of Prop>=$50<$500. Valdez had failed to show for court and had eluded authorities on foot in the commission of other incident and is now in custody.

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