Suspect in Heredia armed robbery arrested in Louisiana

Major Adam Benoit

The U.S. Marshals Service has arrested a man in Louisiana who is sought as a suspect in the armed robbery of a taxi driver here June 2, 2010, the service said.

The man is Major Adam Benoit, 37, who was arrested at a Lake Charles casino early Saturday morning.

Major is his first name and not a military rank. The arrest was made by the Violent Offender Task Force and the Louisiana State Police, the Marshals Service said. The case stems from a robbery with a knife in Heredia, said the service. The 220-pound Benoit is the subject of an arrest warrant from Costa Rica. Two men were involved in the robbery, marshals said.

U.S. Marshals task forces throughout the United States arrested more than 82,000 state and local fugitives and over 36,000 federal fugitives, it said.

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