Man on Top Five Wanted List arrested in Miami

Posted by Paige Bresky - email

MIAMI (WFLX) - U.S. Marshals and members of the Miami Dade Police Sexual Predator/Sex Offender Unit arrested one of the United States' top 5 Sex Offenders in Miami.

Thirty-five-year old Ariel Hurtado was wanted by the Miami Dade Police Department on six separate probation violation warrants, and one new charge for failure to register as a sex offender.

Hurtado has been on the run and has eluded police since November 2008.

While being transported to the Miami Dade Sexual Predator Unit, he admitted he had fled from Miami Dade police approximately six months prior when a marked patrol unit attempted to stop him in while driving his girlfriend's car.

Hurtado said he sped away in the vehicle, crashed into a curb, and fled from the scene. He has been booked into the Miami Dade County Jail on the outstanding warrants.

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