Federal authorities arrest violent fugitives in Las Vegas valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Authorities arrested a number of violent federal fugitives in the Las Vegas valley in an operation that concluded final week.

The U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) cooperated to convey in 5 fugitives, in line with a information launch from the Marshals Service.

Among the arrests:

  • Juan Carlos Montalvo-Navarrete
  • Keith Carter
  • Jefferie Guillory

Montalvo-Navarrete was taken into custody outdoors of his residence close to Town Center Drive and Desert Inn Road. He was the goal of a DEA investigation right into a cocaine trafficking group that included members in Nevada, Ohio and New Jersey.

The businesses labored collectively in taking different members of the group into custody.

Keith Carter and Jefferie Guillory had been arrested on separate warrants on weapons expenses. Carter is a identified gang member with a violent prison historical past that features a number of counts of discharging a firearm into occupied structure/car, theft with a lethal weapon and drug offenses, in line with the information launch.

“The week-long operation was a solid team effort from all agents involved,” stated U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield. “Their dedication to the community of Las Vegas is greatly appreciated.”

U.S. Marshals arrest greater than 50 p.c of all federal fugitives and serve extra federal warrants than all different federal businesses mixed, in line with the information launch.

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