Agents arrest British fugitive in Clark |

Agents arrest British fugitive in Clark

— A 29-year-old fugitive who was living in Clark has been arrested by federal agents for a rape he allegedly committed in Great Britain at least five years ago.

Federal agents took Raymond Patrick Mooney into custody Wednesday afternoon at his Clark home off County Road 56, said Dwight Murphy, the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team project manager.

Mooney “has been on the run for five years,” Murphy said.

Mooney was immediately booked into the Routt County Jail where he was held for close to 24 hours. Mooney was released to U.S. Marshals at about noon on Thursday.

The federal agents are making arrangements for Mooney to be extradited to Great Britain to face a rape charge, Murphy said.

According to jail records, Mooney is from Ireland.

Murphy said the U.S. Marshals had been trying to track Mooney down for the past five years.

Because of the work done by the Fugitive Location and Apprehension Group, a multi-jurisdictional task force, Mooney was caught in Routt County.

“I was notified by the U.S. Marshals Mooney was living here,” Murphy said. “We then made plans to arrest him.”

Murphy and the federal agents went to Mooney’s home on Buck Mountain Lane at about 3:15 p.m. to make the arrest.

The officers had little trouble taking Mooney into custody, Murphy said.

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