Steve Hetherington, Supervisory Deputy U.S.
Marshal Western District of Michigan USMS
Headquarters Public Affairs
Suspect Wanted for Texas Double Homicide
Arrested in Lansing
Lansing, MI - A suspect
wanted in connection with a 2016 double homicide in Tom Green County,
Texas, was arrested by a joint law enforcement fugitive task force
Thursday afternoon in Lansing, Michigan. The suspect, Raymond Alvarado
Jr., 28, is charged with capital murder of multiple persons.
Alvarado is accused offatally shooting of two men in San Angelo, Texas,
on Sept. 12. Three other persons were arrested in San Angelo and charged
in the deaths the day after the shootings.
The U.S. Marshals
North Texas Fugitive Task Force, San Angelo Division, began assisting
the San Angelo Police Department in the investigation in late October.
The investigation eventually led authorities to believe Alvarado was in
the Lansing area based on a Crime Stoppers tip. The Lansing Area
Fugitive Task Force was enlisted to help track Alvarado down.
Dec. 8, task force members conducted surveillance at an address in
Lansing. After several hours, Alvarado was seen leaving the residence
and walking away. Marked units assisted the task force in approaching
Alvarado and he was subsequently arrested without incident.
Alvarado is being held at the Ingham County Jail in Mason! Michigan, and
will be transported back to Texas after extradition proceedings are
concluded. He is expected to appear in court in Ingham County tomorrow
The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force is comprised of state troopers
and officers from the Michigan State Police 1st District1 the Michigan
Department of Corrections, U.S. Marshals, Ingham County Sheriff's
Department, and the Michigan State University Police Department.