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For Immediate Release

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July 05, 2018 M. Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshals
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Wanted in NH for Aggravated Assault of a Minor
Mountain State Fugitive Task Force LogoMartinsburg, WV –  The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force today arrested a Shenandoah Junction man wanted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in New Hampshire for failure to appear, stemming from an aggravated sexual assault of a minor under 13 years of age in 2005.

Ramon Fernandes, aka Ramon Justo-Madeira, 36, had additional outstanding warrants in New Hampshire as well. In June the sheriff’s office asked the U.S. Marshals Service in New Hampshire to assist in locating Fernandes. Deputies soon learned Fernandes had fled New Hampshire and was possibly residing in West Virginia.

Marshals Service investigators in West Virginia began looking for Fernandes in Jefferson County. The investigation led to an address in the 600 block of Whitmer Road in Shenandoah Junction. Investigators also discovered Fernandes was a citizen of Brazil and wanted by ICE for failing to appear for removal.

Early this morning, Marshals Service task force officers located Fernandes in the 600 block of Whitmer Road and arrested him without incident. Fernandes was charged in Jefferson County as a fugitive from justice and awaits extradition back to New Hampshire to answer to his charges.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is a U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive task force whose primary mission is to help make communities safer by locating and capturing fugitives charged with murders, robberies, drug crimes, sexual assaults and other violent felony offenses.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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