A major fugitive wanted on Puerto Rico state charges for his alleged participation in a 1998 murder of a man in Ponce, Puerto Rico was captured in Huntingdon Valley, PA, by the United States Marshals Service.
Carlos Rodriguez-Alcala was being sought on a warrant issued in Puerto Rico. He had been a fugitive from justice since 1998, when the Puerto Rico Police Department Homicide Division began investigating him for the brutal murder of a Ponce man as well as for several violations of Puerto Rico weapons laws.
U.S. Marshall had information that Carlos Rodriguez Alcala may of been hiding in Pennsylvania working in the automotive sales industry.
Carlos Morales Alcala is now awaiting extradition back to Puerto Rico to face his charges in Puerto Rico state court.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives.