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Saturday, June 07, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest Vermont Fugitive Who Was On The Run For 7 Years in Canada

Burlington, VT -- The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who has been on the run since 2007.

Matthew S. Patry, 35, formerly of Burlington, Vermont was arrested in Blainesville, Quebec on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 when located by the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA). Patry has been on the run since April 2007, when he absconded from Furlough. In October 2007 it was also determined by state officials that Patry was out of compliance with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry and an arrest warrant was issued for Patry for failing to comply with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. The Vermont Department of Corrections contacted the U.S. Marshals Service, seeking assistance in locating Patry, as his whereabouts have been unknown since 2007. During the course of the investigation, Deputy U.S. Marshals developed information that Patry may have illegally entered into Canada and was living under an alias. With the assistance of Canadian officials, Patry was arrested in Blainesville, Quebec. When arrested, it was also determined that Patry, who was living under an alias, had two active arrest warrants in Canada, one for DUI and one for Aggravated Assault in Montreal.

Patry will be facing Canadian criminal charges as it pertains to the two (2) active Canada arrest warrants. At the conclusion of those proceedings, Patry will then be deported to the United States to face criminal prosecution for the outstanding arrest warrants in Vermont.

Patry’s arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the U.S. Marshal Service District of Virginia, Louisiana, Indiana, the Canada Border Service Agency and the Vermont State Police.

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