(NACOGDOCHES, TX note) - On September 24, 2009, Tyrone Matthew Black was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Austin, TX. Black was wanted by the Nacogdoches Police Department on two arrest warrants for failure to appear on aggravated sexual assault of a child and two warrants for failure to appear on endangering a child.
Information developed by Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office indicated Black fled Nacogdoches to Austin. Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office, who are members of the U.S. Marshals led Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, forwarded this information to the task force and requested assistance. This information was further developed and forwarded to the U.S. Marshals in Austin, who arrested Black this morning at an Austin area apartment complex. Black is currently being held in Travis County Jail pending extradition back to Nacogdoches.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives nationwide. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.
The Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from 56 law enforcement agencies in the East Texas area. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest federal, state, and local fugitives, mainly those with violent criminal histories, to include sex offenders. Last year, U.S. Marshals task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.