Criminal Justice News

Friday, August 07, 2015

Illinois Fugitive on the Run Since 2006 Arrested in Sioux City, IA Using False Identity

Sioux City, IA - Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:00p.m., Armando Garcia, a 27 year old male was arrested by members of the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force in Sioux City, Iowa. Garcia was wanted on a warrant for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse that was issued in 2006 out of Cook County, Illinois. Garcia is also accused of violating his bond by failing to appear in court.

The U.S. Marshal Service & Woodbury County Sheriff's Office had received information from Illinois officials, that Garcia had been living in Sioux City under a false identity. A joint investigation between the two agencies revealed that Garcia was living and working in the Sioux City area under the assumed name of Luis Nava.

Deputy United States Marshals caught up to Garcia at Action Auto Repair in Sioux City, where he was employed. This arrest puts an end to Garcia’s 9 year stretch on the run. Fingerprints compared to Garcia’s prior arrest confirmed suspicions that Garcia and Nava was the same person. Garcia is currently in the Woodbury County Jail awaiting extradition back to Illinois.

U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Forces are comprised of federal, state and local officers working together to locate dangerous fugitives and bring justice to communities around the world. The U.S. Marshal Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations.

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