Year-long hunt for wanted fugitive ends in New Orleans

Joseph Marrone (Source: Office of the Louisiana Attorney General)
Joseph Marrone (Source: Office of the Louisiana Attorney General)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials said a man on the run for nearly a year from several law enforcement agencies was caught in New Orleans Tuesday.

The Office of the Louisiana Attorney General reported Joseph Marrone, 43, was caught by its agents in its Fugitive Apprehension Unit and High Technology Crime Units.

Marrone was wanted by the Mandeville Police Department on a charge of theft of a motor vehicle. He was also wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office on three counts of felony theft.

Additionally, investigators in Stafford County, VA, said they were looking for him for felony probation violation.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said the Mandeville Police Department requested the assistance of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) in September 2012 in finding Marrone.

The hunt ended in the 200 block of Baronne Street in New Orleans on August 27, 2013. Marrone was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison.

Caldwell created the FAU in 2008 to help law enforcement agencies on all levels with finding and apprehending fugitives.

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