July 16, 2014
For immediate release:
A joint effort by the US Marshals SE Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the apprehension of 23 year old fugitive Alejandro Velasquez. Velasquez has been on the run since November 2013, wanted on outstanding warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery by Disfiguring, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Participation in Criminal Gang Activity.
The task force developed information that Velasquez was inside a home at 2652 Herndon Road in Lawrenceville today and responded to the location to attempt warrant service. Upon their arrival, they searched the residence and located Velasquez hiding in the attic. Velazquez obeyed verbal commands to climb down from the attic and was taken into custody without incident.
Velasquez was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail, where he is being held without bond.