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Fugitive task force arrests 48 on Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:14 a.m. HST, May 25, 2013

U.S. Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force officers in a four-day mission on Maui arrested 48 fugitives wanted for drug offenses, sex offenses, robbery and probation violation.

Christopher Valdez, 27,  was arrested Monday at his home in Wailuku on an arrest warrant charging him with two counts of third-degree sexual assault and three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

In 2006, Valdez was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in the first degree and was on probation at the time of arrest. Valdez is currently being held at Maui Community Correctional Center in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Later Monday, 35 year-old, Erwin Javier Acio of Kahului was also arrested on three outstanding warrants for criminal contempt of court, failure to appear and violation of supervised release, the Marshals Service said. Acio was initially arrested for drug-related charges. The bail amount for all three warrants totaled $700,000.

On Wednesday, task force officers located and arrested Kingsley Lindsey, 20, of Lahaina for a felony assault and probation violation warrant, according to the Marshals Service. When officers were interviewing Lindsey’s mother and stepfather, they noticed Lindsey attempting to flee on foot from a side window of the residence. Lindsey was apprehended and is being held on two bails totaling $70,000.

The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Task Force officers who participated in the mission were law enforcement officers from Maui County, Kauai County and Hawaii police departments, and state Sheriff Division along with the support of Hawaii’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program.

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