US Marshals arrest Florida fugitive in Wilmington

US Marshals arrest Florida fugitive in Wilmington
Carlos Antonio Ruiz (Source: NHCSO)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a Florida fugitive in Wilmington Tuesday evening.

According to a spokesperson for the US Marshals, Carlos Antonio Ruiz, 34, was taken into custody at a family member's home on McClelland Drive around 7:30 p.m. He was found hiding under a couch.

Ruiz is wanted by the Brevard County, FL Sheriff's Office for domestic assault by strangulation, false imprisonment, and tampering by depriving use of 911 stemming from an incident back in August 2017.

US Marshals in Florida learned that Ruiz was likely heading to Wilmington and requested help from the local marshals.

Ruiz was booked into the New Hanover County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Florida.

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