The U.S. Marshals said Thursday they had in custody one of the agency’s 15 most wanted criminals — a man wanted for crimes in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Felipe Torrealba was arrested in Fort Myers on Thursday.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Barry Golden told CBS4 News that Torrealba was found hiding inside a townhouse with two handguns, $15,000 in cash and a wig. Outside the townhouse, a rental car was found with two sets of Texas license plates.
Golden said a tip led them to Torrealba’s location Thursday morning.
Torrealba was wanted in connection with a murder investigation in Broward and on an outstanding warrant in Miami-Dade for shooting at police officers.
In January, he got away from Sweetwater police during a traffic stop by escaping into a canal after a high-speed chase that caused several accidents on Tamiami Trail.
In March, Broward sheriff’s detectives identified him as their prime suspect in the murder of a Weston man who was found dead in his SUV. Broward detectives say Torrealba knew the victim and had rented his house.