U.S. Marshals capture one of agency's most wanted fugitives, authorities say


Felipe Alex Torrealba
Broward Sheriffs Office

(AP) FORT MYERS, Fla. - U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for questioning in a South Florida slaying who was also one of the agency's top 15 most wanted fugitives.

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Felipe Alex Torrealba was apprehended Thursday in Fort Myers. The 26-year-old is wanted by the Broward County Sheriff's Office for questioning in the murder of a 42-year-old man earlier this year.

Law enforcement agencies in Florida and Texas have warrants for Torrealba on charges that range from drug possession to aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Torrealba has eluded capture on at least three occasions. Authorities say he has almost a dozen aliases and a wig was found in the apartment where he was hiding.

He's being held pending criminal charges in Florida and Texas.

  • Crimesider Staff


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