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Fugitive Arrested near Mercedes

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Posted: Feb 5, 2013 4:25 PM

Updated: Feb 5, 2013 8:20 PM

MERCEDES - Authorities arrested Jose Jaime Roque Munoz, 44, Tuesday afternoon after a manhunt north of Mercedes.

Roque had been on the run since April. He was wanted by several law enforcement agencies on multiple charges ranging from aggravated assault, leaving the scene of an accident and money laundering.

La Villa Police Chief Mario Leal said they were watching a house when Roque arrived. The suspect fled leading authorities on a chase that ended north of Mercedes.

"We were doing surveillance of something else and he happened to show up," Leal said.

"He's been frequenting La Villa and this is the second time we chased him. This time we caught him," Leal said.

Topics: jose jaime roque munoz, arrest, mercedes, police chief mario leal

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