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Virginia White Supremacist Arrested in Mexico

June 9, 2012

After nearly a month on the run, a white supremacist convicted of threats and intimidation is back in U.S. custody.

Officials say William White of Roanoke was arrested Friday afternoon by U.S. and Mexican authorities in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen.

White was wanted on a federal warrant for violating his supervised release after serving a 2 1/2-year prison sentence.

The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/Kj5QIs) that U.S. Marshals Service Chief Deputy Brad Sellers says White "had apparently fled the country" after the May 11 warrant was issued for him.

Sellers says White will be extradited from Mexico and returned to Roanoke. He could face new prison time for violating the terms of his release, or a judge could extend the time he must serve under supervised release.

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