Cleveland - Early Wednesday morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Heriberto Torres-Diaz and 20-year-old Maurice Chesney.
Torres-Diaz was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in Puerto Rico for federal firearms violations. Additionally, Torres-Diaz is a person of interest in a homicide which occurred outside of a nightclub in San Juan, Puerto Rico last January. Ten other individuals have been arrested in Puerto Rico in connection with the homicide. Torres-Diaz was arrested without incident in the 1700 block of West 57th St. He will remain in northern Ohio until he can be extradited back to Puerto Rico for his pending charges.
Shortly after Torres-Diaz was arrested, the NOVFTF tracked Maurice Chesney down to the 2300 block of Noble Road. Last week, Chesney was identified as a suspect in a murder that occurred three days before Christmas last year. One victim was shot in the head and chest and a second victim was shot in the legs, the shooting happened in a home in the 12400 block of Auburndale Avenue. Chesney was arrested without incident and transported to the Cuyahoga County jail, where he will remain until his court appearance.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott added, “Fugitives will not find a place to hide here in Cleveland, whether they are wanted in Cleveland or wanted from across the country, we will track them down and put them behind bars to keep our city safe.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html.
Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
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