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UPDATE: Barettos had child at time of arrest

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 8/13 5:33 pm
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) -- More details are emerging in the investigation and arrests of Janet and Ramon Baretto in Oregon Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says the U. S. Marshals Service located the couple at a shopping mall around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Portland.

The couple was wanted for numerous charges, including child neglect, child abuse, manslaughter and tampering with a witness.

The Barreto's were arrested in 2008 initially and were free on bond when they left Union County.

A tip on Monday lead authorities to the area when they were arrested.

U. S. Marshals say the couple refused to identify themselves, but Ramon was identifed at the scene of the arrest using a digital fingerprint system.

Janet continued to be uncooperative, but was identified after being fingerprinted at the jail.

U. S. Marshals in Portland say an 11-month old boy was with the Barretos at the time of their arrest.

He is now in child protective custody.

Officials in Portland say the couple had apparently been living in Vancouver, Washington for nearly a year using the names Emily and Juan Chaves.

The couple was added to the U. S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted List last year.

Edwards says they are currently being held in an Oregon jail.



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