Massachusetts most wanted fugitive arrested in Reno by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Daniel Escalante. Courtesy WCSO.jpg

A 42-year-old man listed on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list was arrested in Reno on Sunday, May 13, 2018 by members of the Nevada U.S. Marshals.

According to the USMS Service Pacific Southwest Regional Task Force, Daniel Escalante was wanted for five counts of rape of a child with force, two counts of assault to rape a child and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years old.

The Task Force, working with Massachusetts State Police, tracked Escalante down to the Reno area.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., Escalante was arrested near the baggage area at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport by the USMS Task Force with the assistance of the Reno Police Department and Reno-Tahoe Airport Police Department.

Escalante was booked into the Washoe County Detention Center pending his extradition to Massachusetts.

District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Gary Schofield stated, “Any fugitive suspected of hurting a child is a top priority by all law enforcement to track down. This is yet another example of how law enforcement agencies in Northern Nevada work together to help keep our community safe”

The Fugitive Task Force is led by the U.S. Marshals and is comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, investigators from the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, Nevada Division of Parole and Probation, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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