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Murder suspect from Puerto Rico captured in Cleveland by U.S. Marshals Service

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Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 14:15:54-04

CLEVELAND — A fugitive wanted for murder in Puerto Rico was arrested Thursday morning in Cleveland by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Joseph Reyes-Nieves, 20, was taken into custody near West 50th Street and Memphis Avenue, authorities said.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Reyes-Nieves is a suspect wanted for fatally stabbing a man in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Following the stabbing, authorities said Reyes-Nieves stole the victim's belongings and his car.

Authorities say Reyes-Nieves was arrested for the homicide but let go when the case was dismissed. He was charged again on Nov. 9, 2018, but fled Puerto Rico.

Currently, Reyes-Nieves is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail awaiting extradition back to Puerto Rico.