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Aug 3, 2010 6:12 PM by Letitia Walker

Lafayette Sex Offender Arrested in Missouri

Press Release: Thirty-Three Year Old William Oser from Broussard, Louisiana was just arrested at the Greyhound Bus Station in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities in Joplin received information that Oser was somewhere inside the city limits of Joplin. As a result OSER's photo was disseminated to patrol and OSER was located at the Greyhound Bus Station and arrested without incident.

Oser is a Tier 3 Sex Offender who quit reporting to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office on or about June 25, 2009. An investigation is underway as to where he traveled since he fled Lafayette. The US Marshals in Springfield, Missouri along with the Joplin Police Department participated in this arrest.

Tommy Hancock, Chief Deputy for the Western District of Louisiana, said, "The coordinated effort of all law enforcement to bring dangerous criminals to justice ensures that the streets and neighborhoods of Louisiana are a safer place to raise our children."

The Western District of Louisiana's Fugitive Task Force (WDLA) in Lafayette is a team comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Lafayette City Marshals, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, and Louisiana Probation and Parole. Further, WDLA calls upon part-time TFO's throughout its eight parish area. In 2009 WDLA in Lafayette closed approximately 600 Warrants, most of which were violent felony offenses. US Marshals Task Forces throughout the United States arrested more than 73,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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