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Cheyenne police arrest Colorado most wanted sex offender fugitive Thursday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Members from the Cheyenne Police Department and Wyoming Fugitive Task Force have apprehended a man with felony arrest warrants out of Colorado.

According to a Facebook post from Cheyenne police, a man on Colorado’s most wanted sex offender list, Ben Murray, was found by law enforcement at a Cheyenne hotel. The list, created and maintained by the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, contains 100 of Colorado’s most wanted sex offenders, and Murray is ranked number eight.

Murray has two outstanding felony warrants in the state of Colorado. One is from August 2020 for a parole violation, and the other from April 2023 for not following a sex offender registration. Murray’s offenses date back decades, the CPD states, and include sexual assault of a minor.

Wyoming authorities began looking for Murray on Tuesday after the District of Colorado’s Violent Offender Task Force requested assistance. According to the CPD’s post, investigators with Wyoming’s Fugitive Task Force spent several days searching for Murray, who had been using many aliases while living in Cheyenne, before locating him on Thursday. Law enforcement personnel arrested Murray at 6:40 p.m. at a hotel on Lincolnway without incident.

Murray is currently being held at Laramie County Jail and awaiting extradition to Colorado.

The Wyoming Fugitive Task Force is made up of members from the CPD, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.