by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam - Sunday morning's apprehension of fugitive James Corpuz was a team effort between local and federal law enforcement authorities. He had been wanted by the Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division regarding two (2) Criminal Sexual Conduct complaints. According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force assisted by the Judiciary of Guam Marshals Special Enforcement Tactics team located and apprehended Corpuz in the Mataguac, Yigo area.
Corpuz also has a Criminal Felony Bench Warrant involving a case in which he was charged with 2nd degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a 1st degree Felony in the Superior Court of Guam.
The United States Marshals Service – Guam Violent Fugitive Task Force is comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers from the Department of Corrections Parole Division, Judiciary of Guam Marshals, Immigration, Customs and Enforcement and the Guam Police Department. The Task Force's primary mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted for violent crimes of Federal, State and Territorial warrants. The Judiciary of Guam Marshals Special Enforcement and Tactics is comprised of officers from the Judiciary of Guam Marshals and Probation, Guam Police Department, Guam Customs, Guam Airport Police, Department of Corrections and Guam Police Department Criminal Justice Strike Force, according to the press release.