International Fugitive Caught In Lake Charles Casino
Members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force arrested an International fugitive at a local Casino this past Saturday, after receiving help from the Louisiana State Police.
Thirty-seven-year-old Major Adam Benoit was arrested by members of the US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force with critical assistance from the Louisiana State Police, Intelligence Division at a Lake Charles area Casino at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
Benoit was arrested on a provisional arrest warrant seeking his extradition from the United States to Costa Rica. The warrant was signed in the Western District of Louisiana on charges stemming from a June 2, 2010, armed robbery that allegedly occurred in Heredia, Costa Rica.
The charges in Costa Rica are referred to as, "Grave Theft with Violence on People." Allegedly, Benoit and an associate robbed a taxi cab driver with a knife.
The VOTF is made up of full time officers from the surrounding areas and parishes, and hope with the arrest of Major Benoit sends a message to fugitives hiding in the area.
Good luck, Gentleman!