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Fugitive Wanted On Central Coast Found, Arrested In Texas

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 4:34pm

A man wanted for multiple rapes which occurred on the Central Coast in 2009 has been arrested five years later, in Texas.

Santa Maria Police determined that Matthew Allen Salcido was a suspect in the series of crimes in Northern Santa Barbara County.

At the time, no one could find him.

However, new information recently developed by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Felony Fugitives Unit indicated he might be living in the Waco, Texas area.

Working with U.S. Marshals, the now 28 year old man was located, and after a brief struggle, was arrested outside of his home.

Efforts to extradite him to California to stand trial are now underway.

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