Austin, TX – Members of the U.S. Marshals in Colorado Springs
safely recovered a missing and endangered 5-year-old child this morning
in the 3100 block of US-50 in Canon City, Colorado.
On Oct. 25, the Cedar Park Police Department and
the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers Division, requested
assistance from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in
Austin to assist with locating and recovering a child who was believed
to be with noncustodial parent, Celene Caye Roberts, 27, of Cedar Park.
Authorities from local, state and federal
agencies combined efforts with the investigation and learned Roberts had
fled the state of Texas for Colorado and was possibly driving a gray
Chevrolet Impala with a Texas license plate with distinguished damage.
The Austin based-task force requested additional
assistance from the U.S. Marshals in District of Colorado – Colorado
Springs Division to assist with locating Roberts.
This morning, the U.S Marshals in Colorado
Springs located a 2006 Chevrolet Impala parked in a parking lot in Canon
City off of US-50, from which the child was recovered safely and turned
over to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Protection
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of
2015 enhanced the U.S. Marshals Service discretionary authority to
assist law enforcement agencies with the recovery of missing,
endangered, or abducted children, regardless of whether a fugitive or
sex offender was involved. Since 2015, the agency has recovered more
than 2,307 missing children.
Members of the Lone Star
Fugitive Task Force in Austin –
Austin Police Department-Tactical
Georgetown and Round Rock Police Department
Travis, Caldwell, Hays, Williamson, and
Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
Texas Department of Public Safety
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. DHS/Homeland Security Investigations
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency