Fugitive arrested in murder-for-hire plot

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Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell and Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards announced the arrest of a woman wanted for attempting to solicit an individual to murder her husband.

Trina Annette Tyler, 39, was arrested Tuesday by the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU) with assistance from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office and the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Tyler, who also goes by the aliases Trina Marshall and Trina Binford, was wanted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for two counts of Solicitation for Murder.  Additionally, she was wanted by the Texas Pardon and Parole Board for a 2012 parole violation stemming from a conviction for possession of cocaine and money laundering.

Agents with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reached out to the Attorney General’s FAU for help in locating and apprehending Tyler.  As a result of a fugitive investigation, Tyler was located and arrested as she attempted to escape out of the rear window of a mobile home located at 12488 Silo Road, in the Village of Tangipahoa.

“We were proud to work with the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office to bring this fugitive to justice,” Attorney General Caldwell said.  “When our state and local law enforcement agencies collaborate, we can achieve amazing results.  In this case, a woman with a history of crime and evading law enforcement is now behind bars.”

Tyler was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the murder-for-hire charges. She will ultimately be extradited to Texas where she will serve the remainder of her Texas sentence.

Caldwell created the FAU in 2008 to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with locating and apprehending fugitives from justice. Since its inception, the FAU has captured 1,248 fugitives, clearing 2,898 warrants. Law enforcement agencies needing assistance locating and apprehending a wanted individual can contact the Fugitive Apprehension Unit at (225) 326-6100.

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