U.S. Marshals arrested a man on Virginia's Eastern Shore on Friday for a 2016 double homicide in Puerto Rico.
Officials arrested 28-year-old Jonathan Aviles-Alers 6:45 a.m. at a home in the 33000 block of Lankford Highway in Painter. When members of the task force approached the house from the front, he ran around the house. he ran into the backyard, but he was taken into custody by other task force members who were already in place.
Puerto Rico police had placed Aviles-Alers on their most wanted list after he shot and killed two people and injured several others Oct. 23, 2016, in Isabela, Puerto Rico.
The arrest was a joint effort between U.S. Marshals fugitive task forces in New York/New Jersey-Trenton Division and Norfolk, assisted by Accomack County Sheriff’s Office and Norfolk Fugitive Unit.
Aviles-Alers will be held at Eastern Shore Regional Jail pending extradition to Puerto Rico.