Wanted Fugitive Arrested by Alton Police

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:32am

A fugitive who escaped from federal custody is now back under arrest after being on the run.

Victor Arriaga-Chavez was spotted by sheriff deputies in Alton and as they approached him he began to run away. Deputies along with Alton police were finally able to arrest him. Authorities say Arraiga-Chavez escaped federal custody on April 4th when he was waiting to be arraigned on immigrant smuggling charges. He is expected to face federal escape charges and deportation.

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