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Marshals describe Roberts' capture as 'team effort'

Jeena Roberts (Provided by Lubbock County Detention Center) Jeena Roberts (Provided by Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Jeena Roberts made the long walk into the Lubbock County Detention Center Thursday night, after being captured near her hometown 14 days after she failed to report to the Lubbock County Jail.

Marshals describe her capture as a team effort.

"Lubbock gave us good information. Jeena has ties to the community down here in the Houston and Woodland area. With the information that the Lubbock Marshals gave us, we were able to develop some leads here..." said Deputy U.S. Marshal Alfredo Perez.

They found her staying at a hotel on north Interstate 45. Officers were surprised by her reaction.

"She was arrested without incident. I'm not going to say that she was relieved, but she didn't say anything and went along with us. We booked her into the Harris County jail. She made her appearance in front of the magistrate judge and was extradited back to Lubbock," Perez said.

Assistant District Criminal Attorney Tom Brume says Jeena could face up to 10 additional years in prison.

Perez and everyone involved in finding her are just happy to have another fugitive behind bars.

"That's why we do this job, because we know there are victims on the other side of these violent crimes - these crimes that hurt other people. Even a theft crime can hurt somebody. There's always a victim, so when you bring somebody to justice, that's why every law enforcement officer does this job," Perez said.

Brummett said Roberts still has to be arraigned and so far no date has been scheduled for her to appear before a judge. Roberts' father declined our request for an interview saying that he has no comment on the situation at this time.

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