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Felipe Alexander Torrealba Wanted By The US Marshal’s For Multiple Crimes Including Murder (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Felipe Alexander Torrealba has been CAPTURED! 

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Captured Mugshot of Torrealba which is now featured under his listing on America’s Most Wanted

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The U.S. Marshals Service added a homicide suspect to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive list on October 10, 2012

Felipe Alexander Torrealba is wanted for multiple crimes in various jurisdictions in Texas and Florida, including: homicide, aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, trafficking oxycodone, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, aggravated assault with a firearm and resisting officers with violence.

Photo of Torrealba who has had a warrant out for his arrest since September, 2012 and was added on the US Marshal’s 15 Most Wanted last month on October 21, 2012. Torrealba is considered armed and dangerous

Torrealba is wanted by the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office for questioning in the murder of a 42-year-old man earlier this year.

Torrealba is a violent 26-year-old male with an extensive criminal history dating back to 2000. He has previously been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, carrying concealed firearms, battery, narcotics, larceny, fraud and failure to appear.

Torrealba has eluded capture on at least three occasions. On January 2, 2012 the Sweetwater (Florida) Police Department conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven erratically by Torrealba. The officers discovered the vehicle was stolen and the driver had outstanding warrants for narcotics and assault charges. Torrealba grabbed a weapon from the driver’s side and fled from the scene in the stolen vehicle.

In April, the Brownsville (Texas) Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Torrealba, who provided the officers with a Texas driver’s license issued in his alias “Jose Alberto Rodriguez” and was released. In August, Torrealba departed a targeted location minutes before U.S. Marshals Service personnel arrived to arrest him.

On September 26, 2012 Torrealba was involved in an altercation with two off-duty Miami-Dade police officers. Following a verbal dispute, Torrealba reportedly produced a handgun and began firing at them. Both officers were unharmed and Torrealba managed to get away.

“Torrealba is a violent career criminal, who not only poses a threat to the public but to law enforcement as well,” said David Harlow, Assistant Director of Investigative Operations for the U.S. Marshals Service. “It is imperative we utilize all available investigative measures to immediately locate and arrest Torrealba before he has the opportunity to offend again.”

Neil K. DeSousa, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida said, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force is dedicated to the apprehension of dangerous fugitives like Torrealba. With the assistance of our state and local law enforcement partners we will utilize all available resources until he is apprehended.”

Torrelalba is a Hispanic/Caucasian male, 5’09” weighing approximately 170 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Torrealba has a tattoo on his neck with the word “Jillian” and a tattoo on his left arm with the word “Alex” he also has gold teeth.

Torrealba is considered armed and dangerous.

A reward of up to $25,000 is offered for information leading directly to Torrealba’s arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102 or the nearest American Embassy/Consulate.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

UPDATE – WANTED MAN ARRESTED – IDENTIFIED AS RAKHEEM JEROME BYRD (Lovejoy, GA)

Photo: 8/2/2012:  Unknown wanted man ▬►IDENTIFIED as Rakheem Jerome Byrd ▬►ARRESTED: Article: Lovejoy, Georgia: Lovejoy police tell Channel 2 Action News they have arrested the man they say attacked and then tortured a Clayton County woman for hours before leaving her for dead. </p><br /><br />
<p>Police arrested Rakheem Jerome Byrd in Spalding County during a traffic stop. Investigators said Byrd was driving the victim's car at the time of the arrest. </p><br /><br />
<p>Investigators have been looking for Byrd since the weekend after a woman reported he had severely beaten her.<br /><br /><br />
"He tortured me for hour, for hours. It's like he enjoyed just torturing me," the woman said. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim said she first met the man who called himself Raheem at a Tara Boulevard Citgo gas station last Thursday. </p><br /><br />
<p>The two talked and she gave him her phone number. </p><br /><br />
<p>Saturday morning she said he showed up unannounced at her home and wanted to take her out. She refused but allowed him to come in and used the restroom. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim said that's when he began attacking her and didn't stop until sometime Saturday evening. </p><br /><br />
<p>"He squeezed me until I blacked out. Then he'd throw me, like body-slammed me on the floor, like his preference was my head hitting the floor. Then once I came back to, he'd do it again," she said. "He tried to tie me up, punching me, kicking me." </p><br /><br />
<p>Byrd is being charged with aggravated assault, theft by taking and false imprisonment. </p><br /><br />
<p>According to records on the Department of Corrections website, Byrd had just gotten out of prison on aggravated assault charges. He told his last victim that he did the same thing to his girlfriend. </p><br /><br />
<p>SOURCE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-make-arrest-brutal-beating-clayton-co-woman/nP9N4/</p><br /><br />
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<p>8/2/2012: SHOCKING: WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER: Lovejoy, Georgia: Police are hunting for a man they said attacked and then tortured a Clayton County woman for hours before leaving her for dead. The woman survived and is recovering in a local hospital from what police describe as a "severe beating." </p><br /><br />
<p>A GBI sketch artist Wednesday sat down with the victim and drew a portrait of the man they are looking for. </p><br /><br />
<p>Police hope the sketch will lead them to the suspect known only to the woman as ▬►"Raheem." </p><br /><br />
<p>Channel 2's Tony Thomas spoke with the victim who described the ordeal. </p><br /><br />
<p>"He tortured me for hour, for hours. It's like he enjoyed just torturing me," the woman said. </p><br /><br />
<p>Channel 2 Action News is withholding the name of the victim for her protection. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim said she first met the man who called himself Raheem at a Tara Boulevard Citgo gas station last Thursday. </p><br /><br />
<p>The two talked and she gave him her phone number. </p><br /><br />
<p>Saturday morning she said he showed up unannounced at her home and wanted to take her out. She refused but allowed him to come in and used the restroom. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim said that's when he began attacking her and didn't stop until sometime Saturday evening. </p><br /><br />
<p>"He squeezed me until I blacked out. Then he'd throw me like body slammed me on the floor, like his preference was my head hitting the floor. Then once I came back to, he'd do it again," she said. "He tried to tie me up, punching me, kicking me." </p><br /><br />
<p>Lovejoy Police Sgt. Michael Gaddis said when investigators arrived Sunday, there was blood everywhere in the woman's house. Furniture was broken from where the attacker had smashed tables upside the woman's head.</p><br /><br />
<p>The man also apparently heated up some grits at one point and tried to burn her by throwing them at her. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim said at one point he forced her into the bathtub and said he was going to drown her. </p><br /><br />
<p>Gaddis also has a frying pan in evidence that has a huge hole in the bottom of it. Police believe it cracked after being used as a weapon against the woman's head several times. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim says she blacked out at least 20 times during the attack and the man would wait until she woke up and then begin hurting her again. </p><br /><br />
<p>"Tears started and he was now you wanna cry? Now you wanna cry? Well you know there ain't no sense in you crying because I'm going to kill you, you know I'm not leaving without you being dead?" The victim said the man told her. </p><br /><br />
<p>She said she finally woke up sometime Saturday night and he was gone. She doesn't know what time it was but that it was dark. Her phones were all stolen so she said she waited by the front door until daylight then went to a neighbor's house for help. </p><br /><br />
<p>Gaddis said they are now focusing on the sketch as a way to identify the suspect. </p><br /><br />
<p>"I think he's done this several times before. He seemed like he didn't have a conscious about anything," Gaddis said. </p><br /><br />
<p>The victim's ▬►2005 Blue Toyota Corolla is still missing. It has a Georgia Tag of AGI-7082. </p><br /><br />
<p>The sketch shows the suspect with some very ▬►unusual tattoos. One is of "NY," as in New York, on one side of his neck and two tear drops coming out of his right eye. </p><br /><br />
<p>Police said the victim also believes he had the name Mary Butler tattooed on his left forearm. </p><br /><br />
<p>Police ask anyone with information to call Lovejoy Police at 678-610-9748.</p><br /><br />
<p>SOURCE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-release-sketch-man-they-say-brutally-assaul/nP8g7/

WANTED MAN FINALLY IDENTIFIED AS RAKHEEM JEROME BYRD ARRESTED (Lovejoy, Georgia) – Lovejoy police have arrested the man they say attacked and then tortured a Clayton County woman for hours before leaving her for dead. Police arrested Rakheem Jerome Byrd in Spalding County during a traffic stop. Investigators said Byrd was driving the victim’s car at the time of the arrest. Investigators have been looking for Byrd since the weekend after a woman reported he had severely beaten her. “He tortured me for hour, for hours. It’s like he enjoyed just torturing me,” the woman said.

(Previous infomation on this story below, including latest 8/4/12 update)

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LASTEST UPDATE – August 4th, 2012 –>

A man accused of repeatedly beating a woman into unconsciousness with a skillet was arrested late Thursday night in Spalding County.

And police said he was caught driving the woman’s 2005 Toyota Corolla.

Investigators have charged Mr. Rakheem Jerome Byrd, 27, of Hampton, with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and theft by taking of a motor vehicle, Lovejoy police spokesman Sgt. Michael Gaddis said Friday.

The victim remained at Atlanta Medical Center a week later with serious injuries , Sgt. Gaddis said.

She told police she met the man at a Tara Boulevard gas station on July 26 and gave him her phone number.

She said the attacked began between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. July 28 after the man arrived at her home uninvited and then refused to leave, Sgt. Gaddis said.

“The victim went upstairs and the suspect followed her, grabbed her by the throat and began choking her until she passed out,” Sgt. Gaddis said.  “Once she woke up, he began kicking and hitting her with the leg of an end table and dragged her downstairs where he threw her on the floor several times.”

The suspect also struck her several times on the head with a cast iron skillet, which police said cracked during the attack.

The woman blacked out multiple times during the attack. After she blacked out the last time, she awoke to find the man was gone. It was also dark outside. She went to a neighbor’s home for help Sunday morning and the neighbor called police, Sgt. Gaddis said.

Investigators said they found broken furniture and blood throughout the woman’s home Sunday.

“I think he’s done this several times before,” Sgt. Gaddis said. “The brutal attack, the way it happened.”

So far, police have not found any other victims, Sgt. Gaddis said.

Investigators had taken out warrants for Mr. Byrd’s arrest around the same time Spalding County officials pulled him over in the woman’s stolen car Thursday night.

Mr. Byrd remained in the Clayton County Jail without bond Saturday, according to booking records.

NEWS SOURCE – http://www.examiner.com/article/update-man-charged-brutal-assault-of-woman-her-home

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