Sep 2, 2010 4:51 PM by Kate Mundy

Fugitive Rape/Murder Suspect Caught in NOLA

David W. Welker, Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division of the FBI announced that members of the FBI’s SWAT team and New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force (NOVCTF) arrested an individual wanted on rape and murder charges out of Texas.

Today at approximately 11:20 am Anthony Wayne O’Neal of New Orleans, Louisiana, age 40, was located and arrested in the 4000 block of Iris Street in New Orleans.

O’Neal was being sought for an alleged murder in Temple, Texas and sexual assault in Lorena, Texas which occurred on August 22, 2010. O’Neal then allegedly stole the sexual assault victim’s vehicle which was recovered in Rayne, Louisiana on August 23, 2010. The FBI’s San Antonio Division obtained a federal fugitive warrant and the investigation led to today’s arrest.

The Lorena Police Department has active warrants for O'Neal for Aggravated Sexual Assault, Burglary and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.  These warrants stem from an incident in Lorena, Texas on August 22, 2010.  "We will prepare our case to be transferred to the McLennan County District Attorney's Office.  This case involved many agencies working together and the result is a dangerous individual has been taken off the streets" said Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson.





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