Wanted Man Captured

Wanted Man Captured

POSTED: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:00am

EL PASO  - The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Strike Team received a Crime Stoppers tip on the whereabouts of a wanted felon sought by El Paso law enforcement.

Information indicated the fugitive identified as Juan Monarez, with several outstanding criminal warrants, was set to arrive in El Paso via a bus line.

Monarez had been eluding capture since 2009 and is said to have fled to Phoenix, AZ.

Strike Team Deputies commenced surveillance in the area of a bus terminal in Central El Paso.

At approximately 3:56 am deputies spotted Monarez exiting a bus.

Deputies approached Monarez and arrested him without incident. He was booked and remains at the El Paso County Detention Facility.

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