Fugitive Wanted for Murder and Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution Arrested in Mexico
|FBI San Francisco May 06, 2013|
SAN FRANCISCO—Jerred Raymond Hernandez was arrested by Mexican police in the Baja California town of Ensenada on May 5, 2013, and is now in the custody of U.S. authorities, announced FBI San Francisco Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson and Ukiah Police Department Chief Chris Dewey.
Hernandez, 32, was arrested without incident pursuant to a federal arrest warrant for unlawful glight to avoid prosecution (UFAP), which was issued in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California on August 9, 2000, after Ukiah Police Department investigators determined that Hernandez fled the state of California.
According to the state criminal complaint, Hernandez is alleged to have committed murder during the commission of a robbery, which occurred in Ukiah, California, on August 2, 2000.
Hernandez’s arrest is the result of a joint collaboration by the following agencies: Ukiah Police Department; FBI San Francisco; FBI San Diego and the Border Liaison Program; FBI Legal Attaché Mexico City; U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Policia Estatal Preventiva, Baja California State Police.
It is anticipated that the federal government will dismiss the UFAP warrant for Hernandez and he will be prosecuted by the District Attorney in Mendocino County for murder.
The FBI continues to work with local law enforcement partners to apprehend violent criminals charged with state crimes who then flee their jurisdiction interstate or internationally. Photos and descriptions of many fugitives wanted by the FBI can be found at www.fbi.gov.
An arrest itself is not evidence that the defendant committed the crimes charged. The defendant is presumed innocent until the government meets its burden in court of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Members of the media should call:
FBI San Francisco—Public Affairs Specialist Julianne Sohn or Peter Lee at 415-553-7450
Ukiah Police Department—Chief Chris Dewey at 707-463-6262