Fugitive Christopher Reyna arrested by U.S. Marshals task force, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara
Christopher Reyna, the 27-year-old fugitive from a state prison facility in Pompano Beach Nov. 22, was arrested around 2:15 this afternoon in Jensen Beach by a law enforcement task force, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
"Christopher Reyna (DOB 1/16/1986) was taken into custody on U.S.1 at Jensen Beach Boulevard, in front of the Treasure Coast Square Mall," Sheriff Mascara said. "Also taken into custody at the same time was Victor Diodato (DOB 1/21/1987), 26, of Port St. Lucie."
The task force consists of federal officers and members of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, Port St. Lucie Police Department, Fort Pierce Police Department and Martin County Sheriff's Office.
Task force members received information that the two were traveling in the area in a black Ford Crown Victoria, Sheriff Mascara said. A bulletin was broadcast on area law enforcement radio channels with a description of the car and suspects.
A Martin County Sheriff's deputy stopped Reyna and Diodato at U.S.1 and Jensen Beach Boulevard and took them into custody with incident, Sheriff Mascara said. They were unarmed. The Martin County deputy turned the two over to the task force.
"Mr. Reyna was serving three years for a conviction for grand theft and other charges to which he pleaded no contest in 2011," Sheriff Mascara said. "The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office arrested him and other defendants in 2011 for stealing money from Bruno's Chocolates on U.S.1 north of Fort Pierce."
The task force had been looking in the St. Lucie County area for Reyna since Wednesday.
"Mr. Reyna and Mr. Diodato will be confined at the St. Lucie County jail until Mr. Reyna can be returned to Pompano Beach," Sheriff Mascara said. "Mr. Diodato was wanted on a charge of violating probation." Additional charges are pending.
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Escaped fugitive Christopher Reyna, arrested today in Jensen Beach
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