AUSTIN DUO ARRESTED IN COLORADO
US Fed News Service, Including US State News December 21, 2006 The U.S. Department of Justice’s U.S. Marshals Service issued the following press release:
Jean Francis Leslie, Jr., 43 and Mary Christine Bett, 43, were arrested this afternoon in Grand Junction, Colorado by the United States Marshals Service and the Grand Junction Police Department. Leslie and Francis fled the Austin, Texas area last month, absconding from their Texas State Parole supervision. Leslie is a registered sexual offender stemming from a 1987 Bell County conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Bett, as well absconded from supervision following her release from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a 2004 Forgery conviction from Cameron County in Brownsville, Texas. go to site grand junction colorado
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Texas Attorney General’s Office Fugitive Unit coordinated investigative resources and determined that both fugitives recently moved to Grand Junction, Colorado. Leslie, whose extensive criminal history first dates back to 1981, acquired the alias name of Jean Bett in an effort allude investigators.
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force advised the U.S. Marshals Service in Grand Junction of Leslie’s and Bett’s probable residence. Surveillance was established over the course of a few days resulting in Deputies arresting the pair as they departed the residence. go to website grand junction colorado
Leslie and Beet will remain in custody of the Mesa County Jail, in Grand Junction pending extradition to Texas.
Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin are the Austin Police Department – Intelligence Unit, Travis County Sheriff’s Department, Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Rangers, and the U.S. Marshals Service.
United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, LaFayette Collins, said, “As these fugitives discovered you can try to change your name and try to hide under a new rock, but the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is going to find you and make sure that you face justice.”Contact: Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez, 512/916-5393.
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez, 512/916-5393.