Man wanted for sexual assault of child arrested

Released by U.S. Marshal's Office:

LONGVIEW, TX - On October 26, 2009, Wayne Wesley Steen was arrested by Longview Police department and the  U.S. Marshals' Task Force in Longview. Steen was wanted by the Longview Police Department on warrants for sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child involving sexual contact.

Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force Officer Dan Butler (Longview Police Department C.O. D.E. Unit) assembled an arrest team consisting of Deputy United States Marshal Matthew Bunnell and officers from the Longview Special Investigation and Apprehension Unit (SIA) members Chad Lemaire, Laney Smith and Brady Welch, as well as, other local law enforcement officers.

The arrest team went to the home of Wayne W. Steen and surrounded the location. TFO Dan Butler, SGT. Chad Lemaire and DUSM Bunnell knocked on the front door and Steen answered. Steen was immediately taken in to custody without incident. Wayne Steen was transported to the Gregg County jail and booked-in awaiting trial.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives nationwide. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

The Joint East Texas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from 56 law enforcement agencies in the East Texas area. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest federal, state, and local fugitives, mainly those with violent criminal histories, to include sex offenders.

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