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News Releases- 2008

 

December 26, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals - Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest of Anthony D. Scarfone, 23, a previously convicted sex offender and one of Brevard Counties Most Wanted. Scarfone was wanted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for 9 counts of Capital Sexual Battery, and 5 counts of Lewd & Lascivious on a minor under the age of 16. Scarfone was arrested on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, working at a hotel in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.


December 23, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Edward Baughman, 56, in Mesa, AZ. In October 2008 a warrant was issued in Oklahoma City for the arrest of Edward Baughman for Rape. Shortly after being contacted by Oklahoma authorities regarding the incident Edward Baughman fled Oklahoma and his run from the law spanned three states in his attempt to avoid capture.
Sarah Pender (Captured)December 22, 2008 - Capture of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - Sarah Pender was arrested in Chicago by local authorities. An anonymous tip was received less than two hours after Pender was profiled on Fox’s America’s Most Wanted, and police were able to pinpoint Pender’s whereabouts. Pender was behind bars serving a 110-year sentence for murder in the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana before she escaped in August.
December 17, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force today announced the arrest of Kentavious Martin, 18, for the offenses of Attempted 1st Degree Homicide, Armed Robbery with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
December 15, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Sylvania, Georgia Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Greenville, South Carolina on December 12, 2008. Juan Manuel Velazquez Garcia, 20, was being sought on a 2006 warrant issued in Sylvania, Georgia charging him with Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rape.
December 14, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) assisted by the SAPD and the Windcrest Police Department arrested murder suspects Jason Betts and Mithrellas Curtis in San Antonio/Windcrest area. The arrest and capture were based on leads developed by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) sponsored Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, USMS personnel in Florida and LSFTF members in San Antonio.
December 11, 2008 - Howard Christian Sullivan, 22, of Marianna, FL was wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on charges of felony murder and armed robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of Roger Donell Horne during a home-invasion robbery in Greenwood.  Task force members developed leads revealing Sullivan was in the Tallahassee area, and after 24 hours of investigation involving multiple surveillances, Sullivan was apprehended today.
December 10, 2008 - A dedication ceremony was held this morning at the Franklin Police & Fire High School where a new obstacle course to be used by the students of Franklin High School was opened. The main contributors for the obstacle course were the U.S. Marshals Posse and D.L. Withers Construction.
December 09, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service for the Northern District of Texas announced today the completion of a three day operation to locate, apprehend, and bring to justice individuals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area wanted on sex related charges. The three day operation resulted in 30 subjects arrested, with a combined criminal history that reflects 173 prior arrests, 27 of these being for Sex Offenses.
December 09, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New York City, New York. Devon Emanuel Richardson, 19, was being sought on a warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Murder.
December 09, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers, Arizona DPS Detectives and Officers with the Payson Police Department arrested Ronald Stahlman, 55, in Payson, AZ. In 1979 a warrant was issued in Warren, Ohio for the arrest of Ronald Stahlman for Homicide. Shortly after the allegations were made Stahlman fled Ohio and hadn’t been heard from since.
December 04, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, along with officers from the Cleveland Police Department, apprehended fugitive Brazzie Bryant at a residence in Cleveland, OH. Bryant (age 33) was wanted by the Wheeling Police Department in West Virginia for charges of sexual assault of a minor.
December 04, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) capture violent fugitive Eric Littlejohn also known as “Dutch,” while trying to evade officers in West Memphis, Arkansas. Eric Littlejohn was wanted by the Memphis Police Department for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest. Littlejohn was also wanted by the Pontotoc Mississippi Sheriff Office for Fraud.
December 02, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals arrested a Fremont man who was wanted by the Republic of Mexico for a rape that was committed in 2001. Martin Alvarez-Landeros fled to the United States to avoid prosecution by authorities in the state of Jalisco. Mexican authorities requested formal extradition and the Department of Justice Office of International Affairs requested the assistance of the United States Marshals Service in locating the subject.
December 02, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) has been honored by the Miami Valley Crime Stoppers with a “Special Award” for their hard work and accomplishments over the past year.
Joseph Allen GarciaNovember 24, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - The U.S. Marshals announced today the addition of Joseph Allen Garcia to the service’s 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Garcia is wanted in Texas on charges of murder, manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and failure to appear.  He is also wanted on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
November 21, 2008 - The Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force, operationally led by the U.S. Marshals Service Fayetteville Division and fiscally managed by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested more than 550 fugitives since full time operations began in January 2008. Of those 550 fugitives, more than 30 fail to register (as a sex offender), 23 sexual assault, 28 rape, 43 state parole violations, and 61 probation violation arrests are attributed directly to the Task Force.
November 19, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced the successful one year anniversary in October 2008 of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in Dayton, Ohio. SOFAST is a U.S. Marshals lead fugitive task force comprised of deputies and officers from 20 local and state law enforcement agencies and covers the greater Miami Valley which includes Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby counties.
November 19, 2008 - Jonnetrich Price, 17, of Perry, FL was wanted by the Perry Police Department for the offense of Sexual Battery by using Threat of Deadly Weapon and Burglary of a Dwelling. These charges stem from an incident that occurred in Perry, FL on November 15, 2008. Price has previously been adjudicated as an adult and is associated with the Cashville Gang, a criminal street gang in Perry, Florida.
November 17, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Phoenix based Child Predator Apprehension Team in addition to the Northern California Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive sex offender and former Catholic Priest Wilputte Alanson Sherwood, 63, as he was leaving the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in San Francisco, California.
Johnny Mack Brown (Captured)November 15, 2008 - Capture of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - Uniformed officers from the Lavonia Police Department captured U.S. Marshals '15 Most Wanted' fugitive, Johnny Mack Brown. Brown was captured in a wooded area in Franklin County after being spotted as he walking along railroad tracks in the area.  Brown, who escaped Oct. 13 from Hays State Prison in Trion, GA, was added to the Marshals' Most Wanted list on Halloween night.
November 15, 2008 - The San Diego Fugitive Task Force arrested Michael Brown in Hillcrest on two outstanding homicide warrants. Brown is wanted by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department in Indianapolis, IN for the murder of two Decatur Township men. Brown allegedly killed two men in their home with a blunt object.
November 14, 2008 - A convicted sex offender recently profiled by the Virginia State Police and the U.S. Marshals Service on WSLS-TV’s weekly segment “10’s Most Wanted” was arrested without incident in Roanoke. George Raymond Howett, 43, of Roanoke had spent the past twenty years incarcerated in the Virginia Department of Corrections before being released on probation in January of this year.
November 13, 2008 - On 11/12/08, Calvin “Naked Mouth” Waters was arrested in Baton Rouge by members of the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force for Attempted Second Degree Murder, Second Degree Battery, Aggravated Burglary, and Illegal Use of a Weapon.
November 08, 2008 - Brandy Lynn Baggett, a 20 year old white female, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF).  The OFTF members were advised that Baggett had taken her daughter from the Florida Department of Children and Families Custody Center (FDCFC) on October 29th, 2008 against a court order issued by a local judge. The abduction of the baby was posted on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) website.
November 07, 2008 -  United States Marshal Federico Rocha announces that David Sanchez, one of two brothers wanted by the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, was arrested Tuesday evening outside an IN-N-OUT restaurant at Fisherman’s wharf in San Francisco.  David Sanchez and his brother Leo are suspects in an assault involving an assault riffle. Leo Sanchez remains at large.
November 07, 2008 - On November 6th, 2008 the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Fugitive Task Force (GCVFTF) arrested Pedro Duran, 32, at the Palace Inn, in Houston, Texas. Also, on November 6th, 2008 the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested Renil Escobar-Rivera, 29, in San Antonio, Texas. Both subjects were the final two at-large suspects in a recent quadruple homicide.
November 06, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals, Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested David McGlothlin in Cincinnati, OH after the SOFAST unit received a tip putting McGlothlin in the Cincinnati area.  McGlothlin has been on the run for over 19 months and has been on the Arkansas Most Wanted List for over a year. McGlothlin escaped from a federal institution where he was serving prison time for a conviction involving multiple counts of interstate theft of motor vehicles.
November 06, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Mid South Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) arrested Darrin Pearson in Memphis, TN. Pearson, who has been know to resist arrest in the past, attempted to deny his identity, even after his associates called him “Darrin” but his numerous tattoos made a positive identification easy.  Pearson allegedly shot a man, he did not know, 8 times with a sawed-off rifle on Christmas Eve 2007.
November 05, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals - Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announced the arrest of Jeffrey Lynn Dourvalle, 40, a convicted sexually violent predator from Alexandria, VA. Dourvalle was wanted by the Alexandria, VA Police Department for Violation of Parole relating to a previous conviction of rape. Dourvalle was arrested on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at a family member’s residence in East Orlando, Florida.
November 03, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Louisiana Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force conducted “Operation Guardian” during the week of October 27th thru October 31st, 2008. Operation Guardian was a collaborative effort by local law enforcement agencies assigned to the Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force. The initiative’s main focus was locating violent sexual predators and non-compliant sex offenders in accordance with the mandate of the Adam Walsh Act of 2006.
October 31, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - The U.S. Marshals announced today the addition of Johnny Mack Brown, who escaped Oct. 13 from Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., to the service’s 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Brown and fellow inmate, Michael Tweedel, escaped by climbing atop a dormitory building to avoid an interior fence and scaling two perimeter fences and eight strands of razor wire.
October 31, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service in collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Detention and Removal Operations (ICE-DRO) arrested International Fugitive Jesus Gastelum. Gastelum was wanted in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, on homicide charges.
October 30, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) arrested Victor Jesus Gonzales, 49, at a residence in Florida. Detectives with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) allege that in July, 1985 Victor Gonzales committed the act of Aggravated Rape in Gretna, Louisiana, while holding his victim at gunpoint. Gonzales was alleged to have fled the New Orleans Metro area immediately after committing this crime and has remained on the run for 23 years.
October 30, 2008 - From October 28-30, Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies collaborated on “Operation Safe Treat,” a three day fugitive operation targeting non-compliant sex offenders and those wanted for various other sex related offenses in Arizona. Operation Safe Treat netted law enforcement 22 arrests.
October 29, 2008 - The U.S. Marshal led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) Task Force announces the arrest today of Carol HartT for escape. Hart escaped from the now defunct Detroit House of Corrections (DeHoCo) in September of 1970. Hart, then 23 years old, was serving a 25 – 35 year sentence for assault with intent to rob while armed after she and her boyfriend fatally shot a World War II veteran after a botched robbery attempt. She has been on the run since.
October 29, 2008 - A fifteen month run from the law ended last night in Memphis for a Baton Rouge murder suspect. Donovan Springer has been wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department since the July 28, 2007 incident that left one victim dead and another wounded. The Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force had been actively searching for Springer, even placing his profile on the U.S. Marshals, America’s Most Wanted, and Crime Stoppers of Baton Rouge websites.
October 24, 2008 - On October 13, 2008 inmates Johnny Mack Brown (52) and Michael Tweedel (48) escaped from Hays State Prison in Trion, GA by scaling the perimeter fence. Johnny Mack Brown was serving a life plus 70 year sentence and Michael Tweedel was serving a 20 year sentence. Investigators believe that Brown and Tweedel are currently still in the area but may attempt to flee the country via either the Canadian or Mexican boarders.
October 24, 2008 - A U.S. Marshal task force in Fort Smith, Arkansas arrested 23 year-old Kerry Devon Anderson, for a shooting incident that occurred on October 6, 2008, in Tallassee, Alabama, seriously wounding Elijah Bennett, 26 years old. Anderson was arrested at a residence near Ozone, Arkansas which is located in the Arkansas National Forest.
October 23, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department was arrested by the Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Columbus, Georgia office and the Troup County Sheriff’s Department on October 22, 2008. Jerry Edwards, 26, was being sought on a warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Aggravated Child Molestation on a minor.
October 23, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service recently received information from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force that two suspects, one wanted for attempted murder and the other felony theft, were in Ozone, AR. With this information the River Valley Task Force - along with the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police - teamed up to apprehend the suspects. On 10/24/08, officers had the suspects in custody. Kerry Anderson is wanted on the charge of attempted murder. His girlfriend, Tiffany Chamblee, is accused of stealing $6,400 from a local McDonald’s in Tallassee where she was a manager.
October 21, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Farce (LSFTF) along with many other agencies conducted a two-day street operation developing leads and arresting sex offenders in Bexar County on October 19th and 20th. Over two dozen sex offenders have been arrested since Sunday morning when the first teams hit the streets.
October 21, 2008 - The United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking the public's assistance in locating escaped federal inmate, Joaquin Rios who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp (FPC) in Pensacola, Florida. Rios was discovered missing at approximately 1:30pm when he failed to report for the hourly head count during his lawn maintenance work detail at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. It is unknown whether or not Rios received any outside assistance at this time.
October 21, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Georgia Department of Corrections was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Jacksonville, Florida Fugitive Task Force. Ross Singleton, 33, was being sought on warrants issued in Savannah, GA charging him with Escape. Singleton was being housed at the Coastal Transitional Center on Stiles Avenue in Savannah after serving a prison sentence for trafficking cocaine, possession of burglary tools, obstruction of an officer and impersonation from a 2003 conviction.
Sarah PenderOctober 20, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - Sarah Pender was behind bars serving a 110-year sentence before she escaped in August from the Rockville Correctional Facility in Indiana. Today, she is the most wanted woman in America after being added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Pender, 29, was convicted in 2002 on two counts of murder.
October 17, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was captured by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on October 16, 2008. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals, Jacksonville Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest. Dellgra R. Knighton was being sought on a warrant issued in Jacksonville, Florida charging her with Bank Robbery.
October 17, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive David M. Burkhammer (age 27), at a residence in Akron, Ohio on October 16, 2008. Burkhammer was wanted out of West Virginia on numerous charges stemming from a high speed vehicle chase that occurred in September 2008. Burkhammer was also wanted by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for escape, which occurred on March 21, 2008, when he fled a detention facility in Summit County where he was serving a sentence for felonious assault.
October 16, 2008 - Peter J. Elliot, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, announces that on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force assisted the Youngstown Police Department Street Crimes Unit in the apprehension of Kaqun Slocum (age 18), wanted by the Akron Police Department for aggravated murder.
October 15, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) along with the Repeat Offender Program (ROP Unit) of the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD) arrested 18 year old Vance Keenan who is accused of killing another individual with an Assault Rifle.
October 14, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Edmond Luis Goodman, AKA “Dewey Goodman”. Goodman was wanted by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Department in connection with the 7-18-2008 murder of Jason White, 26 years old.
October 10, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service WANTED Fugitive Task Force announces the capture of a convicted sex offender who fled to Mexico while on probation. The fugitive was considered one of Goodyear, Arizona’s most wanted fugitives. Authorities from the Sonora State Investigative Police (PEI) in Mexico located the fugitive, Dale Washburn, in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico and detained him at the request of the U.S. Marshals Mexico Investigative Liaison in Tucson, Arizona.
October 10, 2008 - The third of four suspects wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a man last month surrendered to the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force this afternoon. Chadrick Carter, 33, of Zachary, was charged with three counts of Principle to Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Second Degree Battery, and Criminal Damage to Property.
October 09, 2008 - James Edward Bonk Jr. was arrested by Mexican Law Enforcement Officials in Reynosa, Tampaulipas, Mexico for violating the immigration laws of the Republic of Mexico. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force Tyler division, Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force McAllen division, Texas Department of Public Safety Motor Vehicle Theft Service Athens and Mexican Law Enforcement in Tampaulipas.
October 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, along with officers from the Cleveland Police Department, apprehended fugitive David Tate in Cleveland. Tate (age 23) was the third male in a trio that are suspects in a series of robberies ranging from Euclid to Cleveland. Earlier this month, Arsenio Winston and Marshal Butts were taken into custody by members of the Task Force, the Cleveland Police Department, and the Euclid Police Department.
October 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, arrested fugitive Andy Ellenwood on October 8, 2008, in Toledo, Ohio. Ellenwood (age 57) was wanted by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office in Cordele, Ga. for violation of probation stemming from a conviction for Aggravated Sodomy of a Minor. Ellenwood was also wanted by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in Macon, Ga. for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
October 09, 2008 - The 9th Annual Crime Stoppers of the Year Breakfast was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2008 Crime Stoppers Media Award was awarded to WCPO reporter Shannon Kettler. Shannon Kettler’s passion for the well-being of the Cincinnati community is evident in all she does, but especially in providing the general public with significant and important law enforcement updates on wanted fugitives.
October 09, 2008 - U.S. Marshals in Denver, Colorado arrested John Richard Beato, who is wanted by the Tulsa Police Department for the homicide of 25-year-old Antonio Flores who was found dead in his mobile home days after the murder that occurred in August of 2007. Tulsa homicide detectives requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals led Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force in the apprehension of John Richard Beato. Tulsa detectives and U.S. Marshals received information that Beato had possibly traveled to the Basalt, Colorado area shortly after the homicide.
October 08, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals-led Child Predator Apprehension Team (CPAT) continued their sex offender enforcement efforts under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 by capturing convicted Sex Offender Ernest Dew, 36, yesterday in Phoenix. Dew had recently been named one of San Diego’s Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders and was wanted by the California Department of Corrections for violating the conditions of his parole, after having been convicted of Burglary.
Luc Pierre-Charles Jr. (Captured)October 07, 2008 - Capture of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - U.S. Marshals arrested 15 Most Wanted fugitive Luc Pierre-Charles Jr., last night in Rockledge, Fla. His capture marks the 200th Most Wanted fugitive arrested in the program’s 25-year history. Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service in Tampa and Orlando employed extensive investigative tools to track down Pierre-Charles. Working on information received from the Pasco County area indicating he was in contact with family members in the Cocoa area, U.S. Marshals deployed to bring the fugitive to justice.
October 07, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers with the Arizona WANTED Task Force arrested Johnny Corrales, 27, in Phoenix. Corrales, a convicted sex offender, was wanted by Minnesota authorities for violating the conditions of his probation, having originally been convicted of rape.
October 07, 2008 - A Baton Rouge man accused of murder was arrested this afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service at a New Orleans apartment complex. Sanchez Reddick, 19, was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for First Degree Murder, three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Attempted Armed Robbery, and Illegal Use of a Weapon.
October 07, 2008 - David Chenu, 30, an Austin area jazz musician and leader of the David Chenu Quartet was arrested last night by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Marcos, Texas without incident. Chenu was indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury on October 1, 2008, alleging six counts involving indecency and aggravated sexual assaults against a minor child.
October 07, 2008 - Aurelio Duran, 45, was arrested this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at approximately 7:00 am in Florence, Texas without incident. Duran was charged in the Chicago area suburb of Round Lake Beach in February of 2008 following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a minor in 2001. Duran was charged with one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.
October 03, 2008 - Domingo Lopez-Avaloy, a 24-year-old from Honduras, was arrested early yesterday, October 2nd, at his apartment in Charlotte, NC. Domingo Lopez-Avaloy was the only one of four suspects still wanted in connection with the 2004 kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12 year old female at the Heatherwood Apartments in Aurora.
October 03, 2008 - The suspect in the city’s 11th homicide of the year was captured by a dedicated team of task force officers led by the U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) based out of Roanoke Thursday afternoon. Deandre Miller, 20, of Roanoke was captured by a swarm of task force officers outside an apartment building in Jamestown Village on Queen Ann Drive in southeast Roanoke without incident. Miller is suspected of shooting Derrick Patrick Hobson, also 20, on September 25, 2008.
October 02, 2008 - For Dusty Gus Hernandez, the chase is finally over. U.S. Marshals arrested Hernandez, one of Texas’ Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, at a house in Arlington, Texas last night. The arrest brings to close an intense manhunt that began on March 12th of this year when Hernandez fled town to avoid trial in Midland County for two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Indecency with a Child.
October 02, 2008 - A woman wanted in the stabbing death of a Roanoke man was apprehended in Pittsburgh by the U.S. Marshals Service. Marcella Gail Martin, 53, is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Lonnie Marsh at the American Motel on Williamson Road Northwest. Roanoke City police responded to room 8 of the hotel on December 20, 2004 and discovered Marsh’s body. Marcella Martin immediately became a suspect in his death and an arrest warrant was issued, but she fled Roanoke before she could be located.
October 01, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Ryan Garcia, 34, in Phoenix after a six hour stand-off with Police. Garcia was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for violating the conditions of his Supervised Release, after serving time in Federal prison for drug-related offenses, and is wanted for questioning regarding the bank robberies committed by the so-called Bank Whisperer, suspected of robbing numerous banks across the valley over the past month.
October 01, 2008 - U.S. Marshals and the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force announce the arrest of Frankie Milton, 35, and Cannon Sizemore, 29. Milton was arrested in Springdale, Arkansas for absconding state supervision. Milton was convicted of murder in 1996, and sentenced to more than 20 years in state prison. Sizemore, also a probation absconder, was arrested on October 1, 2008 in Madison County. Sizemore, convicted of manslaughter in 2002 and sentenced to 9 years, was arrested after a brief scuffle and transported without further incident.
October 01, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the SCMPD K-9 unit. Shahee Gordon, 21, was being sought on warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Fleeing to Elude, and Criminal Damage to Property.
September 30, 2008 - Peter J. Elliot, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, announces that the U.S. Marshals in Charlottesville, VA, apprehended Rudolph Matland III (age 27) at a residence in Stuarts Draft, VA, based on an urgent request from the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. The Youngstown Police Department wanted Matland for an incident that occurred on September 30th, where he allegedly forced his way into his estranged wife’s residence and assaulted her.
September 29, 2008 - In October of 2007, the U.S. Marshals Service was asked for assistance in locating and apprehending fugitives Eileen and Perry Sharp. In August of 2006, the FBI obtained an Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution warrant for the Sharps based on felony warrants in the non-custodial abduction of Shanae Peterson. On Monday, September 29, 2008, positive identification was made and Perry and Eileen Sharp were arrested without incident.
September 29, 2008 - Rodney Lee Compton, 24, a recent Pennsylvania parolee was arrested in the small hamlet of Castle Rock, Washington at the foot of Mount St. Helens. Compton was arrested without incident by U.S. Marshals, Castle Rock Police Department, and the Vancouver Police Department Career Criminal Apprehension Team. Compton, released from Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on August 10, 2008, engaged in a multi-state crime spree starting in Jasper County, Christian County Missouri, and Pittsburg, Kansas.
September 27, 2008 - James Joseph Bennett, a 50 year old white male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF). When officers went to arrest Bennett, he was tased while attacking U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers in his attempts to escape capture. Bennett was a fugitive out of Alaska wanted for Federal Probation Violation. His original charge was cocaine sales.
September 26, 2008 - On September 25, 2008, the Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Bryant Boudin in New Orleans, LA. Boudin was booked for the murder of Betsy McDaniel, owner of the popular Betsy’s Pancake House in Mid-City. He was charged with second degree murder and aggravated battery. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives allege that Boudin, 27, brutally beat McDaniel, 72, in her Marrero home on Memorial Day of this year.
September 24, 2008 - Statement by Director John F. Clark on the 219th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals - Today I congratulate the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service on the 219th anniversary of the founding of our nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency.
September 23, 2008 - Fugitive of the Week Reginald Garrett was apprehended this afternoon at approximately 12:30 PM. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, information was received on the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Taskforce hotline regarding the whereabouts of Garrett. Garrett was wanted by the North Royalton Police on larceny charges and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for receiving stolen property, and by Cleveland Police for felonious assault.
September 20, 2008 - Larry Rich, a federal fugitive, was arrested in Seattle, WA by the Seattle Police Department.  On September 19th, the night before Rich’s arrest, Eugene Police SWAT and the FBI office responded to an apartment in Eugene, Oregon. After a two and half hour stand-off an empty apartment was searched and Larry Rich was no where to be found. Rich is a convicted bank robber and was considered armed and dangerous.
September 19, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service WANTED Task Force in Phoenix, announce the arrest of a man wanted in Texas for sexual assault charges from 1999. Charles Eugene Holybee, 61yoa, is wanted in Longview, Texas on a December, 1999 warrant alleging sex offenses with his 14 year old daughter. When Holybee became aware of pending charges, he abandoned his semi truck and trailer in Shepherd, Texas and vanished. Holybee had been a fugitive for almost 9 years.
September 19, 2008 - Eddie Lee Cole, a fugitive wanted by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department on September 18, 2008.  Cole was being sought on a warrant issued in Yuma, Arizona charging him with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
September 19, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kingsland Police Department on September 18, 2008.  Richard Patrick Maher - aka Stephen Hegarty - was being sought on a warrant issued in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana charging him with Escape which occurred on September 6, 2008. 
September 19, 2008 -  A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department (SCMPD) on outstanding warrants was arrested by the Savannah U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and SCMPD K-9 and Detectives on September 19, 2008.  Dquan Ferguson was being sought on a warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Aggravated Assault. 
September 18, 2008 - Scores of fugitives – from the Panhandle to the Keys – are now behind bars courtesy of a U.S. Marshals-led sweep targeting the “worst-of-the-worst” offenders statewide. The U.S. Marshals Service, assisted by federal, state and local law enforcement across Florida, arrested 2,497 fugitives and cleared 2,943 warrants statewide as part of Operation Orange Crush. The results of this ten-week operation were announced here today by Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip, U.S. Marshals Service Director John F. Clark and U.S. Marshal Christina Pharo of the Southern District of Florida.
September 18, 2008 - Remarks by U.S. Marshals Director John F. Clark at the Operation Orange Crush Press Conference - Thank you, Deputy Attorney General Filip. All of us appreciate your support and that of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Justice in making our homeland a safer place. Operation Orange Crush, led by the U.S. Marshals, represents an unprecedented law enforcement effort to combat violent crime concentrated on a single state over a specific period of time.
September 18, 2008 - Oswald Jones was arrested as he left the apartment of a known associate in Oklahoma City. Jones was wanted in Fannin County, Texas for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The arrested was the culmination of a multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional effort lead by the United States Marshal’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force.
September 18, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Jenkins County Sheriff’s Department and the Millen Police Department in Millen, Georgia on September 17, 2008. Cedric Cutter, 27, was being sought on a warrant issued in Jacksonville, Florida charging him with Two Counts of Murder.
September 16, 2008 - Charles E. James was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Harold D. Vietor to 12 months and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender.  James was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after his imprisonment, and to pay an assessment of $100 to the Crime Victim Fund.
September 17, 2008 - Mario Morgan, a sex offender wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department on five outstanding warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department on September 17, 2008.
September 12, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force would like to announce the arrest of Dwayne Cox.  Investigators located Cox at the apartment of a friend in Niles, Ohio.  He was arrested with the assistance of the Niles Police Department and the Trumbull/Ashtabula Law Enforcement Group.  Cox was wanted on a total of 17 warrants in 10 separate jurisdictions charging him with Passing Bad Checks.
September 11, 2008 - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force would like to announce the capture of Alton S. Bazemore on September 9, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. Bazemore had been sought by the task force since late summer 2007 for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Lucas County, Ohio. On September 10, 2008 the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, once again with the assistance of the Detroit, Michigan United States Marshals office, apprehended Jose Hernandez. Hernandez was also wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender since July 2007.
September 11, 2008 - A major fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Counter Narcotics Team was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on September 11, 2008.  Aubrey Rodriguez Williams, 32, was being sought on a warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Conspiracy to Violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, Trafficking in Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana.
David Lee Green (Captured)September 10, 2008 - A perfect trifecta resulted in the arrest of U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted” fugitive David Lee Green yesterday at a medical facility in Titusville, FL. Diligence and hard work by the U.S. Marshals from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Orlando and U.S. Marshals in the Northern District of Ohio combined with a tip from a citizen resulted in Green’s capture after being on the run since 2000.  Green was wanted for his June 19, 2000, escape from the Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton, Ohio, where he was serving a 235-month sentence for cocaine distribution.
September 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals led-Child Predator Apprehension Team (CPAT) apprehended fugitive sex offender Brent Baker, 33, in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 Baker was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court for two counts of Molestation of a Minor and served almost eight years in the custody of the Arizona Department of Corrections. In April of this year Baker absconded from probation, at which time a warrant was issued for his arrest. Baker, a level III sex offender, also failed to update his sex offender registration.
September 09, 2008 - A missing girl from Denham Springs was recovered by the U.S. Marshals Service this afternoon at a Tulsa, Oklahoma apartment complex. Jennifer O. Winter, 39, of Denham Springs was arrested by U.S. Marshals at the Windsail Apartments on a warrant issued by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office for non-custodial kidnapping.
September 05, 2008 - Johnnie Elvin McKelvey was taken into custody without incident yesterday in Jacksonville, FL. McKelvey, 45, is alleged to have failed to appear to begin service of a federal prison sentence in January 2004. McKelvey was convicted on a federal charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm in late 2003 and ordered to serve 180 months. He had been on the run for over four years. McKelvey’s long time girlfriend, Paula Glenn, was also arrested yesterday in Monck’s Corner. Glenn, 43, was charged in federal court with Concealing a Person from Arrest.
September 04, 2008 - Harendra Kumar Patel was arrested on Wednesday September 3, 2008 by the U.S. Marshals. Deputy Marshals advise Patel has been a fugitive from the Crown Court of Leicester, England after allegedly being charged with Fraudulent Evasion of the Duty Payable on Goods over One Million Dollars. South Carolina Marshals arrested Patel at the Blue Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.
September 02, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Alfred William Cash. Cash was wanted by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office in Muncie, Indiana for failure to register as a sex offender. Cash, now age 50, was convicted at the age of 32 for rape of a 12 year old girl in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and has a lifetime registration obligation.
August 29, 2008 - Deputy Marshals from South Dakota, Yankton County Sheriff’s Deputies and Yankton Police Department arrested an Arkansas man in Yankton after a manhunt that began in February 2008, shortly after subject faked his own drowning.  Matthew Alan Sheppard, 42, of Searcy, AK, was arrested on a warrant out of Arkansas for felony Fraud and Embezzlement, after receiving a tip from the U. S. Marshals Service Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force that Sheppard may be hiding in the area.
August 29, 2008 - Fugitive Victor Sotelo, one of eight prisoners who escaped from the Curry County Adult Detention Center Sunday night, is back in custody. Sotelo was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Task Force late last night at an apartment in the 1200 block of Ortiz Street in Southeast Albuquerque.
August 29, 2008 - In 1972, Tamiko Smith plead to a two-year maximum incarceration in Detroit’s 36th District Court for a Non-Sufficient Funds charge. She began serving her sentence in the Detroit House of Corrections located in Plymouth Mich. Less than four months into her sentence, Smith was placed on escape status with the Michigan Department of Corrections and remained an escapee for the next 36 years until she was captured this past week by U.S. Marshals.
August 28, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a man wanted in New York City for allegedly raping and sodomizing his 11 and 5 year old daughters in 2005. About an hour earlier, the Task Force apprehended Bryan Wadsworth at a convenient store in Pensacola. The 23 year old Jacksonville, FL man is a suspect in an armed robbery where he and another suspect, his uncle Timothy Crosby, allegedly robbed an 84 year old man while visiting the gravesite of his deceased wife.
August 27, 2008 - Lone Star Fugitive Task Force members were busy on Wednesday as they first arrested a man in Medina County that was a Comal County 10 Most Wanted and then later arrested a man in San Antonio that was wanted by U.S. Marshals in Laredo.
August 25, 2008 - Eight inmates, including a convicted murderer and another man charged with murder, escaped from the Curry County Jail in Clovis, New Mexico by cutting a hole in the roof. One of the men has been captured by Clovis Police, but the other seven remain at large. One of the missing inmates is Edward Salas, who was recently convicted in the murder of a 10-year-old boy.
Elliott Stamps - CapturedAugust 25, 2008 - Capture of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - U.S. Marshals from the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force captured “15 Most Wanted” fugitive Elliott Evan Stamps in Chicago. Stamps, 38, became the focus of a nationwide manhunt in June by the U.S. Marshals, which added him to the agency’s “15 Most Wanted” fugitive list. Acquaintances describe Stamps as a “cracked-out maniac,” and he was wanted on kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault charges by Mississippi authorities.
August 25, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) received a request on August 11th from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office to assist in locating and apprehending Jeffrey Michael Mitchell, also known as – “Draven”. Mitchell was wanted for sexually assaulting a four year old girl in Jacksonville, Florida in May 2008. Mitchell was found at this residence and taken into custody without incident.
August 22, 2008 - Barbara Glenn also known as Barbara Corley of Piedmont, SC was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Operation Intercept. Task Force Officers advise Corley has been a fugitive for thirty-five (35) years after allegedly escaping from the Detroit House of Corrections in Plymouth, Michigan. South Carolina Marshals arrested Corley at a residence on Reserve Drive in Piedmont, SC.
August 22, 2008 - Jerry Thomas Tomlin Jr., who was wanted by the Newport News, Virginia Police Department on 25 counts of felony forcible sodomy, 26 counts of felony indecent liberties and 1 count of attempted felony sodomy with a minor, was captured this morning at a residence in Lynchburg, Virginia.
August 22, 2008 - On August 21, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service - Eastern District of Louisiana (E/LA) Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) arrested David Wedge in New Orleans, Louisiana. St. Charles Parish investigators allege that Wedge, 28, kidnapped, raped, and beat a woman earlier this month. Wedge had additional warrants for battery by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
David Lee GreenAugust 21, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - David Lee Green reputedly used a stun gun on his children and an iron fist with his narcotics distribution ring. Today, this violent drug kingpin and escaped federal prisoner scored a spot on the United States Marshals famed “15 Most Wanted" fugitives list.  “Daddy Dave” Green is wanted for his June 19, 2000, escape from the Federal Correctional Institution in Elkton, Ohio, where he was serving a 235-month sentence for cocaine distribution.
Luc Pierre-Charles Jr.August 21, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - In July 2006, the bodies of two high school lacrosse players were found lying side-by-side, facedown, murdered execution style, miles from their suburban homes near Orlando. The brutal double slaying was among the state’s highest profile homicide case of 2006, and one of several gang-related shootings that had swept through central Florida. Today, 20-year-old Luc Pierre-Charles Jr., a suspect sought in connection with the student slayings, was added to the United States Marshals’ famed "15 Most Wanted" fugitives list.
August 20, 2008 - Shawn Scott Lockamy, a 25 year old white male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF).  A Clackamas County warrant was issued for Lockamy on July 3, 2008, for a parole violation. Lockamy was originally convicted on March 1, 2001 for Sex Abuse II. In 2006, Lockamy was designated as a “Predatory Sex Offender” by Clackamas County Community Corrections.
August 20, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Devon Sharif Doyle, 19 was being sought on a warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Murder and Aggravated Assault from an incident that happened on August 17, 2008.
August 19, 2008 - The Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force announce the arrest of Daniel L. Post, 34, who was wanted on Federal drug charges in the Western District of Missouri. The diligent efforts of the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections lead to the arrest of Post, a known drug distributor in the Northwest Arkansas area. This arrest marks almost 400 fugitive arrests for the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force, a Task Force funded by Federal grant monies.
August 18, 2008 - Deputy Marshals from South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Eastern Texas, along with Minnehaha County and Lincoln County sheriffs’ deputies from the Sioux Falls Area Violent Offenders Task Force, arrested a Texas man in Tea, SD after an intensive manhunt. Preston Dwayne Hightower, 38 of Sherman, TX was arrested on a U S Marshals warrant out of Eastern Texas for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution and immediately turned over to the state warrant out of Sherman TX for absconding from a 60-year sentence on three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
August 18, 2008 - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force started the week off on a positive note with the apprehension of last week’s Fugitive Of The Week, Eric Williams. Williams has been on the run and eluding the authorities for the past few weeks. Williams was wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s office on 3 counts of rape, gross sexual imposition, and kidnapping.
August 15, 2008 - On August 14, 2008, The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force located Eliezer Caraballo in Orange County Jail in Orlando, FL after an anonymous tipster advised that he was in jail under an alias. Caraballo was the subject of a 4-state man hunt which began January 2008 when he fled Lorain, Ohio via Greyhound en route to the south. Caraballo was featured on America’s Most Wanted internet page where tips led investigators to Orlando, FL.
August 14, 2008 - On 07/25/08, Preston Dewayne Hightower fled the Grayson County Justice Center after being found guilty by a jury on three counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. After nearly three weeks on the run, Preston Hightower was arrested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at a roofing job site by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Sioux Falls Area Joint Fugitive Task Force.
August 13, 2008 - On August 12, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service E/LA Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) arrested Marko Tavizon in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dallas County investigators allege that Tavizon, 34, sexually assaulted a seven year old female child in June of this year. Due to the age of the victim, Tavizon was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Juvenile.
August 12, 2008 - Cornelius Craig Robinson, 48, who failed to appear for sentencing for his involvement as the leader and organizer of an Austin area mortgage fraud scheme, was arrested this afternoon in rural Caldwell County a few miles west of Lockhart, TX. Robinson was arrested this afternoon without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
August 11, 2008 -  The United States Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) announces the arrests of 31 year old William Thomas Jacobsen and 57 year old Marilyn McQueen Wesson. Jacobsen was wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Child.
August 07, 2008 - Capture of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - U.S. Marshals coordinated the apprehension and capture of a “15 Most Wanted” fugitive in Mexico. Geovany Rivera, facing a murder charge in Texas, was detained by Mexican authorities when a joint, international law enforcement effort located him in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Mexican authorities deported Rivera and he was handed over to U.S. Marshals in Laredo, Texas. Now that he is back on American soil, Rivera will face the charges he was trying to outrun: murder, two counts of sexual assault and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
August 06, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) captured Albert Dewayne Nichols, August 5th, who has been on the run since December 2007. He is wanted by Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (Punta Gorda, FL) for charges of Lewd & Lascivious Molestation on a Person Less Than 16 Year of Age and 3 counts of Sexual Battery on a victim less than 12 years.
August 06, 2008 - Remarks by U.S. Marshals Director John F. Clark at the International Crime Stoppers Conference - Thank you. I appreciate all that Crime Stoppers is doing. We share a common goal of stopping criminal activity by finding and arresting those who are responsible for it. I read recently from a Bureau of Justice Statistics report that U.S. residents age 12 and older experienced an estimated 25 million violent and property crimes in 2006. Together, we have some work to do and things don’t seem to be getting better.
August 05, 2008 - U.S. Marshals returned a Mexican citizen back to Mexico where he was wanted for shooting and killing a Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Police commander and wounding a fellow officer in 2006. The U.S. Marshals WANTED Task Force Mexico Investigative Liaison in Tucson was contacted by the Sonora State Investigative Police (PEI) to determine if Jose Domingo Felix-Cervantes, 35 years of age, had fled to the U.S. after the June 2006 shootings in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
August 02, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) announces the arrest of Federal Escapee Jose Guerra. Guerra was arrested by Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Laredo Port of Entry as he attempted to come back in to Texas from Mexico. Border officials had been on alert for Guerra after it was learned he had fled to Mexico and U.S. Marshals had obtained a warrant for his arrest.
August 01, 2008 - Remarks by U.S Marshals Director John F. Clark at the SMART National Symposium on Sex Offender Management and Accountability - Thank you. It is nice to be back, addressing a group of people who share a common cause: the accountability of sex offenders. I thought I would begin by sharing a few good news / bad news items from a recent Bureau of Justice Statistics bulletin.
July 30, 2008 - Peter J. Elliott, United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of fugitive Brandon Weaver. The details of the investigation and arrest are below. On July 28th, 2008 the Liberty County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office filed warrants for Weaver charging him with two counts of Aggravated Sodomy (Rape) involving 14 year old and 17 year old victims.
July 30, 2008 - On July 29, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service E/LA Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO) arrested Edward Veal, in Gretna, Louisiana. Veal was listed as #1 on the (JPSO) Top 100 most wanted fugitives list, for charges of First Degree Murder and Attempted Second Degree Murder. On July 29, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service Northern District of Texas (N/TX) promptly acted on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service (CSFTF) and arrested Garcia-Viera, Rene, with assistance from the Brownwood Police Department, Brownwood, Texas. Garcia-Viera was listed as #7 on the (JPSO) Top 100 most wanted fugitives list, for a charge of Attempted Murder.
July 30, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department (SCMPD) has been captured by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, SCMPD Trap Unit and SCMPD K-9. SCMPD referred the case to the Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest. The Marshals Task force conducted an extensive investigation. Christopher King, 23, was being sought on a warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Murder.
July 30, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - Accused of murdering a clerk at a Texas game store, Geovany Rivera has become one of the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitives. Rivera’s addition to the list reflects how horrific law enforcement officials consider the crime. Only the worst type of alleged criminals makes it on the list.
July 30, 2008 - The Arizona Warrant Apprehension Network and Targeted Enforcement Detail (Arizona WANTED) apprehended career criminal and documented gang member Ashone Hollinquest, 22, in Chandler, AZ.  On July 02, 2008 Hollinquest and Marnicus Lockhard, 29, were identified by the Pasco Police Department in Pasco, Washington as “persons of interest” in the disappearance of Tiarra Jo Garcia, 19, which occurred on June 23, 2008. In addition to being “persons of interest” in the disappearance case, Hollinquest was also wanted by Washington authorities on a felony charge of Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Lockhard was wanted for felony narcotic and weapons violations.
July 28, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended Willie Davis n Cleveland, OH. Davis was wanted by the Cleveland Police Department for multiple charges of Rape of a minor. Davis has as extensive criminal history which includes offenses for breaking and entering, aggravated burglary and domestic violence. A short while later, a call was received by members of the Task Force from Dwayne Gedson. Gedson, another recent Fugitive of the Week candidate was calling to arrange a meeting place to turn himself in.
July 17, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 22 -June 28. Led by the U.S. Marshal Service, Operation FALCON is a nationwide law enforcement effort.
July 16, 2008 - Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Marshals Service, assisted by federal, state and local law enforcement, arrested 19,380 fugitives and cleared 25,087 warrants as part of Operation FALCON 2008 (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally), Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey, and U.S. Marshals Service Director John F. Clark announced today. Ranging from coast to coast, Operation FALCON 2008 brought together the talents and resources of 30 federal agencies, 162 state agencies and 1,425 local sheriffs’ and police departments, to again make the program a huge success.
July 16, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 8 – 14. Led by the U.S. Marshal Service, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 183 arrests within the Omaha and Lincoln areas.
July 16, 2008 - Deputy United States Marshals from the Western District of North Carolina and the United States Marshals sponsored Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force combined their efforts to capture Cleveland County escapee Chavis Leon Hargro. Hargro, 28, was indicted on June 4, 2008 in the Western District of North Carolina for his alleged involvement in a cocaine conspiracy.
July 16, 2008 - The communities of the 40 counties located within the Northern District of Ohio are a much safer place this week as local, state and federal law enforcement joined forces for a week long fugitive apprehension effort spanning from June 23 through June 30. FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, soared into the greater Cleveland area during that week and resulted in over 395 fugitives physically arrested and the clearing of a record best 423 outstanding warrants. As a district, Northern Ohio ranked third out of ninety-four districts nationally.
July 15, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio (S/OH), announced the capture of fugitive Josh Dale Pointer (age 19) by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). Pointer escaped from the Hart County Jail in Hartwell, Georgia on July 13, 2008 while facing prosecution for numerous burglaries. Pointer was temporarily being held at the Hart County Jail while serving a 20 year sentence at the Washington State Prison in Davisboro, Georgia for multiple burglary and motor vehicle theft charges from three different counties in Georgia.
July 15, 2008 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - A suspect wanted in one of the most merciless, senseless murders in this city’s history has been captured in his native Mexico. U.S. Marshals today announced the arrest of “Top 15 Most Wanted Fugitive” Miguel Mateos-Martinez near Ensenada, Mexico last Sunday evening.
July 15, 2008 - On July 14, 2008, fugitive Lloyd Munson was apprehended by the Harris County Sheriffs Office, the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force (GCVOTF) and the Houston Police Department, at an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. Munson fled the New Orleans Metro area after his alleged involvement in the aggravated kidnapping and murder of Terrence Pinkley. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s investigators allege that on March 01, 2008, Munson kidnapped Terrence Pinkley and attempted to negotiate with an associate of Pinkley, for the exchange of drugs and money to secure his freedom. When Pinkley’s associate contacted the authorities and informed them of the plot, Munson allegedly shot and killed Pinkley.
July 15, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Task Force (RFTF) members arrested Jose Ramirez in Hollywood, Florida. On March 4, 2004, a warrant was issued for Jose Luis Ramirez by Shelby County after Ramirez was charged with First Degree Murder in the shooting death of Hector Leon. The Mid-South Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) began in August 2005 and adopted this case shortly thereafter.
July 14, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Aaron Sherrod in the Atlanta suburb of Rex, GA, where he was hiding from Ohio law enforcement. Sherrod was wanted by the Youngstown Police Department for his involvement in the November 18, 2007, shooting death of James Dow on Youngstown’s north side.
July 14, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended Terry Davy on Mt. Auburn Avenue in Cleveland, OH. Davy was wanted for escape from the Harbor Light half-way house by the State of Ohio and also for violation of his federal supervised release. Davy was serving time for convictions of felonious assault, weapons charges and drug charges.
July 14, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a Niceville man wanted for 1st Degree Murder who is suspected of stabbing and killing his wife several days ago in a town outside of Tulsa, OK. According to reports from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office on July 12, 2008, Mark Paul Bixler allegedly stabbed his wife Michelle Bixler two times; once in the chest and once in the head before fleeing. Bixler was taken into custody by the Task Force after they found him trying to hide in a bedroom.
July 11, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Service announces the arrest of Wilfred Vangure, 2nd Degree Murder Suspect, in Houston, TX. Wilfred Vangure allegedly shot and killed 19 year old Paxton Simon in Lafayette, LA. The Lafayette Police Department quickly identified the shooter and began the search for 22 year old Wilfred Vangure.   The Lafayette Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in locating and arresting Vangure.
July 10, 2008 - Peter J. Elliott, United States Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, and Police Chief Michael T. Matulavich, Akron Police Department, announce the arrest of America’s Most Wanted (AMW) Fugitive Thomas Lollis. Lollis was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF), with assistance from the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, TX. Lollis is charged with the shooting death of a 29 year old black male that occurred in Akron, OH on the 5th of July, 2007.
July 10, 2008 - Santos F. Garcia, 22 of Fort Worth was arrested this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Leander, TX without incident after Garcia was identified as the alleged shooter in a homicide occurring last week in Fort Worth resulting in the death of a 17-year old male.
July 10, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Statesboro Police Department on July 9, 2008 in Statesboro, GA.  Akeem Saad Johnson, 24, was being sought on a warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Robbery by Force in an incident that occurred on December 21, 2007.
July 08, 2008 - On Monday, July 7, 2008, Strike Team Officers from the Dallas Fort Worth Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (DFW FAST), arrested Demond Stuard in Dallas, Texas. Three hours later, officers arrested Anton Wallace at the same address. Demond Stuard and Anton Wallace are suspects in an attempted robbery, car-jacking, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that occurred May 16, 2008, when Stuard and Wallace approached a female in her vehicle in the parking lot of the North Park Mall shopping center in Dallas.
July 08, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 22-June28. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 700 fugitives, 12 for homicide in Eastern New York.
July 07, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 15-21. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 118 fugitives, including one homicide suspect, eight sex offenders, and cleared 253 warrants in M/NC.
July 07, 2008 - The 23 counties that make up the Middle District of Alabama are much safer this week as local state and federal law enforcement joined forces for a week-long fugitive apprehension effort June 16 and by the time the week was over, 198 fugitives had been arrested and 237 warrants cleared.
July 07, 2008 - Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies collaborated on “Operation FALCON,” a one-week fugitive round-up June 22 – 27. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON netted 312 fugitives wanted on 346 warrants throughout Arizona. In addition to arresting these fugitives, 10 firearms were taken off the streets.
July 07, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service, assisted by nearly 100 law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local level, arrested 112 fugitives and cleared 116 warrants in Minnesota as part of a nationwide operation known as FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally). The campaign resulted in 29 arrests of assault suspects; 14 burglary/larceny suspects; 19 narcotics suspects; and seven robbery suspects.
July 03, 2008 - Danny Lee Warren, Jr., 31 of North Henderson, Illinois was arrested by the Bettendorf Police Department, Mercer County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task yesterday morning in Bettendorf, Iowa without incident.  Warren is the second Williamson County fugitive charged with sex offenses against a minor arrested in the past 90 days outside of Texas based upon outstanding charges stemming from the mid 1990’s.
July 03, 2008 - Keith Lee Burns, a violent sexual offender from Montgomery County, Virginia was arrested Wednesday evening by members of the U.S. Marshals, Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) in San Francisco. Burns was wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender by the Virginia State Police.
July 02, 2008 - The Rio Grande Valley is much safer this week as Operation FALCON 2008 (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) soared over its counties from June 23 – June 29. Operation FALCON is the largest U.S. Marshals Service-led fugitive apprehension initiative. It combines the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies all working for a common goal, making our community safer. The emphasis of Operation FALCON is violent fugitives, gang related crimes, crimes against children and sex offenses.
July 02, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 22 – 28. Led by the U.S. Marshal, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 380 arrests, including 26 sex offenders, and cleared 688 warrants within the Eastern District of Tennessee.
July 02, 2008 - Washington, D.C. - Fugitive Samuel Israel III, 49, turned himself in to local authorities in Southwick, Mass. “The U.S. Marshals are extremely pleased with this surrender,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director John F. Clark. “When he turned himself in, it was due to the massive pressure placed on Israel by diligent investigators in the Marshals Service and by our partners nationwide.” U.S. Marshal Joseph Guccione, Southern District of New York, additionally praised the efforts of federal, state and local authorities and members of the public who helped with the fugitive pursuit. Federal investigators first learned of Israel’s intent to surrender when a member of his family notified a Marshals Service contact earlier this morning.
July 02, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 22– 28. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON-Chicago netted 319 physical arrests while closing an additional 59 warrants within the Chicagoland area.
July 02, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) in Clark, Pierce and King Counties from June 23 - 28. Led by the U.S. Marshals sponsored Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT), Operation FALCON 2008 resulted in 134 arrests and cleared 159 warrants.
July 01, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service for the Northern District of Texas conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 24-30. Operation FALCON – North Texas main focus was capturing individuals wanted on felony charges including sexual predators and fugitives wanted for crimes of violence. Utilizing the Marshals Service District Task Force, the Dallas Fort Worth Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (DFW FAST), as the platform to coordinate Operation FALCON, the mission was the most successful FALCON thus far in the North Texas area. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 444 fugitives clearing 573 felony warrants.
July 01, 2008 - Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and the Atlanta Police Department arrested Eric Menefee in Atlanta. Acting on investigative information developed during the search for Menefee, U.S. Marshals SERFTF investigators managed to locate him residing in a shed he had turned into an apartment on the back of an associate’s property. Menefee, 37, is wanted by the Atlanta Police Department for two counts of child molestation and two counts of terroristic threats. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office also had a warrant for Menefee for failure to register as a sex offender.
July 01, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service, with assistance of its law enforcement partners conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 22-28. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 140 arrests in the Northern District of West Virginia.
July 01, 2008 - Four southern Alabama counties were the focus of this year’s Operation FALCON. FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, was conducted in the Southern District of Alabama by 89 law enforcement officers from 26 local, state, and federal agencies. Targeted fugitives were wanted for crimes of violence, sex offenders, gang members and narcotics violations. The effort cleared 120 felony warrants.
July 01, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 16 – 27. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 333 arrests within the Southern District of Indiana.
June 30, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 23 – 27. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 211arrests and cleared 306 warrants within the Northern District of Indiana.
June 30, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals, in coordination with 25 other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies conducted a six day enforcement operation from June 23 to June 28. Operation FALCON, standing for Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally, targeted violent felons, gang members, and sex offenders. FALCON 2008 captured 69 fugitives and cleared 83 warrants in Alaska for crimes including failures to register as a sex offender, distribution of child pornography, drug offenses, assault, burglary, robbery and theft.
June 30, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF) coordinated the efforts of local, state and federal law enforcement for a four-day fugitive apprehension effort last week, June 24 – 27. FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, soared into the Tri County Metro area and reached all the way to Umatilla County. FALCON 2008 was the shortest week as compared to previous FALCON missions but it packed a punch with 93 total arrests and 122 warrants cleared (some offenders had multiple warrants).
June 30, 2008 - In the largest fugitive apprehension initiative undertaken by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force across the Western District of Texas, teams of law enforcement agencies throughout the region, arrested approximately 1,000 fugitives during the five-day district-wide sweep. Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) targeted gang members, sex offenders, including parole and probation violators and other violent felons.
June 30, 3008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 23-June 29. Operation FALCON 2008 – El Paso combined the collective efforts and talents of multiple law enforcement agencies focusing on capturing individuals wanted on felony charges including gang members, sex offenders and fugitives wanted for crimes of violence. Over the course of the six-day operation, the combined resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, arrested 223 fugitives – including 12 gang members - and cleared a total of 320 warrants.
June 30, 2008 - Midland, TX - Operation FALCON 2008 – Permian Basin, combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies focusing on capturing individuals wanted on Federal and State felony charges including narcotics violations, state parole and probation violations, and other crimes of violence. Over the course of the six-day operation, the combined resources of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 105 fugitives, and cleared 121 warrants in the Permian Basin.
June 27, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 1-7, Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 103 arrests within the Eastern District of Louisiana (E/LA).
June 27, 2008 - Combining the crime fighting efforts of local law enforcement with the national resources of U.S. marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 151 arrests in a weeklong joint fugitive effort in the Western District or North Carolina. Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) is an annual fugitive apprehension initiative sponsored by the U.S. Marshals Service which creates special task forces of local, state and federal investigators in an effort to apprehend subjects wanted on outstanding charges of certain categories of crimes. Special emphasis is placed on sex offenders, violent crimes, drug violations, and gang affiliation.
June 27, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force captured 34 year old Richard Rohn during a felony vehicle stop in Florida. Rohn, a resident of Gadsden County, was currently being sought by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for the offense of Armed Robbery with a Firearm. Rohn had been the target of a fugitive investigation by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Fugitive Task Force after the case was referred to the task force by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office on June 17, 2008.
June 27, 2008 - U.S. Marshal Peter A. Lawrence, in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney Terrance Flynn, announces the results of a week-long fugitive warrant initiative that combined federal, state, and local law enforcement officers to hunt down and capture dangerous fugitives in the Western part of the District. This operation is a combination of a federal task force called Operation FALCON 2008 (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally), and a New York State Task Force called Rolling Thunder III. The operation began Monday and concludes today.
June 27, 2008 - Delaware was not the place to be last week if you were a fugitive. Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) June 16-22. Led by the U.S. Marshal, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 41 arrests within the District of Delaware.

June 26, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another week-long fugitive sweep known as Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally). Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON is a large-scale law enforcement effort focused on locating and arresting fugitives. From June 15- 21, Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed up with their counterparts from other state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and conducted Operation FALCON in various counties that make up the federal Southern District of Mississippi. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Operation FALCON teams located or arrested approximately 90 fugitives and cleared over 100 felony warrants.


June 26, 2008 - Following a four year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 16 – 22. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 434 arrests within the Western District of Arkansas. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 434 fugitives, including 26 sex offenders, and cleared over 800 warrants in the Western District of Arkansas.
June 25, 2008 - Building on the successes of the last four years in its national fugitive efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 15 – 20. Sponsored by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 400 arrests within the Eastern District of North Carolina.
June 25, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 15 – June 21. Led by U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON is a nationwide law enforcement effort. Operation FALCON 2008 – Lafayette combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in the Acadiana region’s largest ever fugitive initiative, focusing on capturing individuals wanted on felony charges including gang members, sex offenders and fugitives wanted for crimes of violence.
June 24, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 16-20. FALCON 2008 targeted fugitives throughout the state wanted for violent crimes, sex offenses, narcotics violations and other felonies. This was the largest of the four Operation FALCONs to take place in Utah. Over the course of this five-day initiative, 161 individuals were arrested and 201 warrants were cleared.
June 24, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Mexico Investigative Liaison program efforts resulted in the arrest of a fugitive wanted on sex offense charges in Arizona. In a joint investigation, the fugitive was detained by Mexican law enforcement officials in Sonora, Mexico on June 21, 2008. Humberto Guadalupe Hernandez, a U.S. citizen, was wanted for Probation Violations by the Superior Court in Pima County.
June 24, 2008 - At dawn on the first day, fugitives in Middle Tennessee heard that unsettling knock at their doors. Some hid, some ran, and some just gave up. The results were the same. From June 15th to June 21st, Operation FALCON 2008 (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) teams spread out across 32 Middle Tennessee counties to target and arrest violent felons and sex offenders. As in the previous three FALCON operations, U.S. Marshals reached out to their federal, state, and local partners to form a powerful enforcement coalition to combat fugitive offenders on every jurisdictional level. At the end of day seven, 802 fugitives had been apprehended and 1,382 warrants were cleared.
June 24, 2008 - Operation FALCON 2008 has netted 260 arrests and 450 warrants cleared in the Northern District of Alabama. FALCON, Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, began on June 15, 2008, with state and local officers being sworn in as special Deputy U.S. Marshals. That authority empowered officers to cross traditional lines of jurisdiction in the District to track down and arrest targeted fugitives throughout the week that ended June 21st.
June 24, 2008 - It was six days fugitives in the Baton Rouge area did not expect and will not soon forget. The United States Marshals Service and law enforcement agencies from the nine Parishes that make up the Middle District of Louisiana conducted Operation Falcon 2008 (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 16 through June 21. Weeks of planning and preparation have produced staggering results. Four teams of officers and agents arrested 106 fugitives and cleared 232 outstanding felony warrants.
June 24, 2008 - The 43 counties in the Southern District of Georgia are much safer this week as local, state and federal law enforcement joined forces for a week-long fugitive apprehension effort last week. FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, soared into the district June 9 and by the time the week was over 292 fugitives had been apprehended and 411 warrants cleared.
June 24, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 9– 14. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 292 arrests within the Southern District of Georgia.
June 24, 2008 - Following a tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 15 – 21. Led by the U.S. Marshal Service, Operation FALCON is a nationwide law enforcement effort. Over the course of the seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 107 fugitives – including a Pittsburgh man charged with homicide, nine sex offenders and three documented gang members – and cleared 132 warrants. Over $70,000, two firearms, 153 stamp bags of heroin and approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine were also seized.
June 24, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 14-20. Led by the United States Marshals Service, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 227 arrests within the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
June 23, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals joined forces with numerous law enforcement agencies within the state and surrounding area last week in carrying out a fugitive apprehension initiative. The sweep resulted in the apprehension of 112 fugitives and cleared 133 outstanding warrants. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, targeted violent offenders, gang members and sexual offenders. Of the 112 fugitives arrested, 6 were wanted for sexual offenses.
June 23, 2008 - On June 16, the arrest of David Montosa on Treasure Island ended the U.S. Marshals Service Northern California fugitive operation known as Operation FALCON. Montosa was wanted by Salinas Police on a sexual battery incident in 2005. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) is a multi-agency fugitive apprehension effort targeting persons wanted for sexual offenses, violent crimes, and narcotics violations. Over 50 arrests were made during the week-long operation, which began June 8. This is the fourth consecutive year that the U.S. Marshals Service has conducted the FALCON fugitive operation.
June 23, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 16 – June 21. Operational FALCON – Madison combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in one of the state’s largest fugitive initiatives. Over the course of the week long operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 36 fugitives and cleared 67 warrants.
June 22, 2008 - The state of Colorado is a safer place after local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies joined forces to arrest area fugitives this week. The U.S. Marshals Service organized the operation and targeted sexual predators, violent offenders, gang members, and narcotics violations. The initiative resulted in the arrest of 115 fugitives and cleared 121 warrants. The operation is part of an ongoing effort conducted nationally by the U.S. Marshals.
June 20, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Northern District of Ohio, Cleveland Office, held an outstanding, history making online jewelry auction this week selling 22 forfeited items that far exceeded their expectations and generated sales proceeds of over $2,600,000.00. The two day online auction was held by Bid4Assets, under a national contract with the United States Marshals Service, Asset Forfeiture Division. The auction included some exquisite pieces from jewelry designers Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., Mikimoto, Patek Philippe, Graff and others.
June 20, 2008 - As did the previous two FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) operations hosted by the U.S. Marshals in Detroit, FALCON Detroit 2008 had its moments, including a roof hopper, a drive by homicide, and a hostage situation. However, in these, and others, no officers where hurt and the bad guys were all caught. U.S. Marshal Robert M. Grubbs, the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan, is proud to announce that Operation FALCON which ran in Detroit from June 17-19 in the Detroit Metropolitan area was another great success. The U.S. Marshal-led operation netted 259 violent fugitives.
June 20, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON- Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally – in the District of Connecticut June 16 – 20. Led by the U.S. Marshal, Operation FALCON netted approximately 200 arrests within the District of Connecticut.
June 20, 2008 - On Thursday, June 19, 2008, 38 year old Charles Ferguson was arrested in the Houston, Texas airport after he was expelled from the Republic of Mexico. Ferguson is charged in a March 2006 indictment in Jackson County, MS for two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In August 2007, Ferguson failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Elliott Evan StampsJune 19, 2008 - 15 Most Wanted Addition - Things just got tougher for a man his friends describe as a “cracked-out maniac,” and who was pursued on kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault charges by Mississippi authorities. Today, Elliott Evan Stamps became the focus of a nationwide manhunt by the United States Marshals Service, which added him to the agency’s famed “15 Most Wanted Fugitive” list.
June 19, 2008 - In one of the largest fugitive initiatives ever undertaken in the Muskogee area, the U.S. Marshals, teamed with law enforcement agencies throughout eastern Oklahoma, arrested 290 fugitives and cleared 493 warrants during a recent week-long 10 county sweep. By utilizing the expertise and the capabilities of 33 participating law enforcement agencies, the operation ended with huge results. Of the 290 fugitives arrested, 14 were wanted for weapons violations, 108 narcotics arrests, and four non-compliant sexual offenders
June 19, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 8 – 14. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON 2008 targeted fugitives throughout the 33 counties that comprise the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Over the course of this seven-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals teamed up with their law enforcement partners to achieve tremendous results – 181 fugitives were arrested, and 228 warrants were cleared.
June 18, 2008 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - A Jamaican national, accused in the brutal double murder of a young South Florida couple, was arrested early this morning by Jamaican authorities.  David Clarke, 26, was recently added to the U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted Fugitive’ list for his alleged participation in the June 2007 murders in Lauderhill, FL.
June 18, 2008 - Roanoke, VA - A suspicious package addressed to the Clerk of Court in Roanoke prompted U.S. Marshals to call in the Virginia State Police and Roanoke City Police bomb units this morning.  Out of an “abundance of caution” a bomb sniffing dog from the Roanoke Police Department was called in to inspect the package, which proved to be negative for explosives. Based on the investigation, the package was opened without incident and deemed to be safe.
June 17, 2008 - Operation FALCON 2008 in the Hampton Roads area combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in one of the area’s largest-ever fugitive initiatives. Over the course of the five-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 187 fugitives.
June 17, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force captured three wanted fugitives today, two of them in Pensacola, FL. The Marshals and members of the Task Force from Escambia and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices and Escambia Patrol deputies arrested Arthur Ishkhanian. In 2006, Ishkhanian aka “Lucky” was charged with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamines in Philadelphia.  Minutes later the Task Force officers went to a house in Pensacola in search of 36 year old Charles Steagall, a wanted sex offender. Also arrested by U.S. Marshals in Rochester, NY was Okaloosa County fugitive Eddie Lee Jackson. Jackson is wanted on a 1996 warrant for violating his probation on trafficking cocaine charges. Jackson remains in jail in New York pending extradition back to Florida.
June 17, 2008 - Operation FALCON 2008 in the Richmond region combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in another highly successful fugitive initiative. Over the course of the five-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners and arrested 53 fugitives.
June 16, 2008 - A day of terror for one South Carolina family came to a happy ending Monday night when a U.S. Marshals Task Force, assisted by the Virginia State Police, the Giles County Sheriff’s Office and the Pearisburg Police Department apprehended Robert William Custer, 45, Pearisburg, VA. Custer was arrested without incident, even though he was considered to be armed and extremely dangerous after abducting his estranged wife and their 4 year old son in Lexington, South Carolina earlier today.
June 16, 2008 - In the largest fugitive initiative ever undertaken by the United States Marshals Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force across the state of Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service, teamed with law enforcement agencies throughout the region, arrested more than 1,250 fugitives and cleared more than 1,450 warrants during the six day state-wide sweep. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) targets persons wanted for sexual offenses, other violent crimes and narcotics violations. Operation FALCON took place in Georgia from June 9-14; this is the fourth consecutive year that the U.S. Marshals Service has conducted the FALCON fugitive sweep operation throughout the country.
June 12, 2008 - In one of the largest fugitive initiatives ever undertaken in the Eastern District of Kentucky (E/KY) area, the U.S. Marshals Service, teamed with law enforcement agencies throughout the eastern Kentucky area, arrested 141 fugitives and cleared 157 warrants during a recent six-day sweep. Led by the U.S. Marshals Service, Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) targets persons wanted for sexual offenses, other violent crimes and narcotics violations. Operation FALCON-EKY took place June 2-7.
June 11, 2008 - United States Marshal Robert M. Grubbs of the Eastern District of Michigan is proud to announce that Detroit’s Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) was a record breaking success. The four day operation, which ran from June 4-7, resulted in more than 7,000 individuals turning themselves in to law enforcement which was more than the previous eight FSSs combined.
June 11, 2008 - In one of the largest fugitive initiatives ever undertaken in the Southern District of Iowa, the U.S. Marshals Service, teamed with other law enforcement agencies throughout the Des Moines metropolitan and Quad-Cities areas, arrested 141 fugitives and cleared 200 outstanding arrest warrants during a recent six-day multi-jurisdiction operation.
June 11, 2008 - The 52 counties in the Western District of Virginia are much safer this week as local, state and federal law enforcement joined forces for a week-long fugitive apprehension effort last week. FALCON, the acronym for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, soared into the district June 1 and by the time the week was over 626 fugitives had been apprehended and 930 warrants cleared.
June 11, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service, teamed with law enforcement agencies throughout south eastern Wisconsin, arrested 45 fugitives and cleared 71 warrants during a recent six-day operation. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) targets persons wanted for sexual offenses, violent crimes and narcotics violations. Operation FALCON - Milwaukee took place June 1-7 and is the fourth consecutive year the U.S. Marshals Service has conducted FALCON fugitive sweeps throughout the country.
June 10, 2008 - Following four years of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service teamed with federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies throughout New Hampshire June 1 –7, to arrest dozens of fugitives in another successful Operation FALCON – Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. Operation FALCON targets persons wanted on felony charges including sexual predators, unregistered sex offenders, violent crimes, narcotics violations, and other felonies. Among those arrested was Gerard Latulippe, wanted on an international provisional arrest warrant as a fugitive from Costa Rica.
June 10, 2008 - Tulsa combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in one of the area’s largest-ever fugitive initiatives, Operation FALCON, focusing on capturing individuals wanted on felony charges including sexual predators, gang members, fugitives wanted for various crimes and crimes of violence. Over the course of the five-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, arrested 350 fugitives including 35 sexual offenders, 111 narcotic arrests, and 24 weapon violation arrests.
June 10, 2008 - Operation FALCON 2008 - San Diego combined the collective efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies in one of the area’s largest-ever fugitive initiatives. Over the course of the five-day operation, Deputy U.S. Marshals, teamed with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners and arrested 160 felony fugitives – including 22 for robbery offenses – and cleared 276 felony warrants. Nine firearms were also seized and taken off the streets.
June 10, 2008 - Following a four-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally) from June 1 – 9. Led by the U.S. Marshal, Operation FALCON 2008 netted 525 arrests within the Western District of Virginia.
June 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service concluded a successful, week-long Operation FALCON – Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally – in the 25th Judicial Circuit of Western Tennessee June 7th, 2008. Operation FALCON is a fugitive apprehension operation combining the resources of federal, state, city and county law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend criminals wanted for crimes of violence.
June 06, 2008 - U.S. Marshal Michael D. Credo proudly announced his agency’s “1000th” arrest, under a specially created Attorney General’s enforcement initiative. The initiative began in August 2006, in an attempt to reduce violent crime in the “Post-Katrina” New Orleans Metropolitan area. Critical components of the plan include additional funding and Deputy U.S. Marshals positions assigned to the local office. The program’s sole purpose is to assist local law enforcement by targeting, locating, and apprehending persons wanted for violent crimes.
June 04, 2008 - United States Marshals Service (USMS) sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) partner agency, the Bexar County Sheriffs Office, arrested Rodulfo today at a residence in San Antonio, TX.  Herlinda Rodulfo is suspected of causing the death of a young female victim in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
June 02, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a man wanted on a warrant charging him with five counts of Sexual Battery on a Victim Under the Age of 15 and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior/Molestation on a Victim 12 Years of Age. The fugitive, 65 year old Chester Lamar Palmer was arrested this morning at 10:15 in Evergreen, AL by the Marshals and Task Force Investigators from Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Escambia County Sheriff’s Offices.
June 02, 2008 - Eric Jackson was arrested on May 29th, 2008 by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) in Hillside, Illinois. This arrest was the direct result of a cooperative fugitive investigation between the GLRFTF, U.S. Marshals District of Minnesota, and the U.S. Marshals Eastern District of Wisconsin. Jackson arrived at the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth on October 2nd, 2007. Jackson was serving a sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine and a Probation Violation. On November 7th, 2007, Jackson escaped from the camp and has been on the run since.
May 29, 2008 - Former NBA Basketball Player Vernon Leon Maxwell, was arrested on May 29, 2008 by members of the U.S. Marshals sponsored Hornet’s Nest Task Force.
May 29, 2008 - On May 28, 2008, members of the U.S. Marshals sponsored Hornet’s Nest Task Force captured escapee Richard Allen Sloan in Kings Mountain, North Carolina after being on the run for approximately one year. Sloan had been previously featured on “America’s Most Wanted” after being convicted in March 2002 for sexually abusing a 7 year old girl.
May 28, 2008 -On Wednesday, May 28th, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) will be recognized by the State of Ohio’s House of Representatives and Representative Tom Patton, for its outstanding success in fugitive apprehension.  Since its creation in June of 2003 by U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott, the NOVFTF has worked collaboratively with law enforcement agencies throughout the district to arrest violent fugitives at a record pace. In March of this year, the NOVFTF reached a milestone with the arrest of its 15,000th fugitive.
May 22, 2008 - Phoenix, AZ - Yesterday afternoon Deputy U.S. Marshals and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers captured Heraclio Guevara-Juarez, 31, in the area of Palo Verde Rd and Broadway Rd in Buckeye. Guevara-Juarez, a Mexican national, was wanted in Zacatecas, Mexico for three counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Homicide and Escape.
May 21, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Robert McGee. McGee was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for Felonious Assault (causing serious harm), Felonious Assault (with a deadly weapon) and Aggravated Robbery (with a deadly weapon). It is alleged that on April 24, 2008, McGee was involved in a drug deal in  in Dayton, OH that quickly went wrong. McGee attempted to rob the victim during the drug deal and allegedly shot the victim in the chest. The victim was left paralyzed as a result of the shooting.
May 21, 2008 - Task Force Fugitive Operation - On May 19-21, 2008, the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force (MLFTF) participated in Operation Hide and Seek. The operation, conducted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, included law enforcement officers from seven different agencies and targeted persons wanted on outstanding warrants. The three day operation resulted in the arrest of 100 fugitives and cleared 293 warrants. Operation Hide and Seek was the first in a series of fugitive initiatives to be held in the Baton Rouge area during the summer of 2008 directed to suppress the number of outstanding warrants for crimes of violence, narcotics violations, and sexual offenses.
May 20, 2008 - On May 17, 2008, Brian Woodring was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL following his deportation from China. Woodring is a convicted child molester wanted out of Indiana for a parole violation. Woodring has two class A felony warrants for child molesting out of Morgan and Johnson County. Additionally, Woodring has warrants for one class C felony for child molesting, one class D felony for failure to register as a sex offender and possession of child pornography in Johnson County.
May 20, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police K-9 Unit, and Savannah Impact officers on May 20, 2008 in Savannah, GA. Larry Jiles, 21, was being sought on a warrants issued in Jasper County, South Carolina charging him with three Armed Robberies and two charges of Possession of a weapon by a Felon that occurred on November 19, 2007.
May 16, 2008 - On May 15, 2008, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office acted on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) and arrested Jeremiah Benoit, 30, for escape from the Calcasieu Parish Prison. Benoit was also wanted by Lake Charles Police Department for an Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault that occurred after his escape.
May 16, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana (USMS EDLA) partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology (MLK) in 2007. In 2007, the Eastern District of Louisiana Marshals Office successfully graduated approximately 70 students from MLK. This year MLK Charter will graduate approximately 140 elementary and middle school students in the G.R.E.A.T. Program on Tuesday May 20, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. MLK is located at 1617 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117.
May 16, 2008 - James M. Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrest of Shawn Brookins. Police allege that 23 year old Brookins shot a man to death in Wheeling, WV. Brookins is now in custody after being on the run for almost two months.
May 16, 2008 - U.S. Marshals in Pontiac, MI arrested Darron Dewayne Holsey last night. Holsey, 41 years old was wanted on capital murder charges by the Montgomery Police Department. Holsey was arrested as he returned to a residence in Pontiac, MI last night. Holsey is a suspect in the April 24, 2008 murder of Michael McCall, 33 years old who was found dead in a residence on Hickman Street.
May 15, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force, in coordination with the Alaska State Troopers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted an enforcement operation yesterday. The U.S. Marshals tracked Kenneth Wayne Lollie, a fugitive on-the-run from Florida, to a remote location north of Fairbanks, Alaska.
May 14, 2008 - On May 7, 2008 an arrest warrant was issued for Hakim Crymes by the East Cleveland Police Department charging him with the murder of Larry Powell.  On May 10, 2008 Deputy Marshals assigned to the NOVFT taskforce reached out to the U.S. Marshals in Las Vegas, and notified them of the specifics surrounding the case and information relating to the description of the two individuals as well as the vehicle they were believed to be driving. Last Night, the NOVFT taskforce was notified that the vehicle Crymes and his girlfriend were believed to be traveling in was located at a motel in the Las Vegas area. Approximately 1 hour later another call was received stating that Crymes was in custody and apprehended without incident.
May 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service is please to announce that Washington State fugitive, and Level III Sex Offender, David J. Torrence, self-surrendered earlier today in Camden, Arkansas. On April 23, 2008, convicted rapist and Level III Sex Offender David J. Torrence absconded from Washington State Department of Corrections supervision and became a fugitive. Torrence, a man with a history of Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, decided that 3 days of supervision was enough and fled after being released from prison on April 20, 2008.
May 08, 2008 - The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), along with the Columbus Division of Police, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, arrested Jermaine Riley.  Riley has been wanted since November 2007 for Possession with Intent to Distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine and for using a firearm in the commission of the offense. Riley was recently named as a suspect in the murder case of 9 year old Kiyana-Shae Meilke.
May 07, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Francisco Hernandez-Almendares, 26, on a warrant issued in December of 2006 in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana charging him with aggravated rape of a child under 13 years old. Acting on a lead sent by the Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Marshals Service Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF), Hernandez-Almendares was arrested in Baldwin County, Alabama after a traffic stop initiated by the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and local law enforcement.
May 07, 2008 - Atlanta, GA - On May 6, 2008, investigators with the U.S. Marshal Service's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) apprehended Darick Randolph Jordan at a relative's house in College Park, Georgia. Jordan was wanted by the Douglas County, GA Sheriff's Office for four counts of burglary. Injured after crashing his fleeing vehicle, Jordan had been in Grady Memorial Hospital until he was released without notification to law enforcement.
May 07, 2008 - On 05/06/2008 the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force along with the Temple Police Department, Harker Heights Police Department, and the Killeen Police Department arrested 18-year old Damiee Kendrick Johnson at an apartment complex in Harker Heights. Johnson and 28-year old Rico Doyle are both accused of shooting 18-year old Tyrone Haskins this past September, then leaving him to die in the street.
May 06, 2008 - On May 05, 2008, the Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Marshals Service Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) arrested Darryl Dwight McQuillion (AKA: Gregory Galloway) at a local homeless shelter on Camp St. New Orleans, LA. McQuillion, 58, was wanted on a federal parole violations warrant by the U.S. Marshals Service for violating the conditions of his federal parole on 1985 and 1986 convictions for armed bank robbery in San Francisco, CA. He was also wanted by the Milwaukee, WI Police Department for an April 2008 warrant charging him with bank robbery.
May 05, 2008  - A high level sex offender who had fled the state to avoid arrest was captured late Saturday morning in downtown Tucson, AZ by U.S. Marshals. Shane G. Vaudry, 32, was arrested on May 3, 2007 at the Greyhound bus station after returning to Arizona from North Carolina. Vaudry was wanted by the Benson Police Department for failing to update his sex offender registration and also had an outstanding Tucson Police Department warrant.
May 05, 2008 - On 5/2/08, Robert Thomas Franks was arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana by investigators from the Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF). Franks was wanted by the Honolulu, Hawaii Police Department for invasion of privacy. Honolulu PD detectives say that Franks allegedly video recorded his stepdaughters with a camera hidden a bathroom of their residence on multiple occasions.
May 02, 2008 - Phoenix, Ariz. – This afternoon members of the U.S. Marshals led Phoenix High Intensity Drug Task Force (HIDTA) Fugitive Task Force arrested an alleged child rapist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lance Kelly, 51, was wanted by the Albuquerque Police Department after it was alleged that he raped a 10 year old girl. Shortly after the issuance of an arrest warrant for Lance Kelly, Detectives from the Albuquerque Police Department and Deputy U.S. Marshals in Albuquerque conducted a joint fugitive investigation which developed information that Kelly was living in the Phoenix area. This morning the information was quickly relayed to the U.S. Marshals in Phoenix. After a brief surveillance Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers located Kelly in an apartment at 85th Ave and Peoria Ave, at which time Kelly was arrested. Kelly was booked into the Maricopa County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Albuquerque, NM.
May 02, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Kingsland Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals South Florida Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team in Florida City, Florida based on information generated by the Savannah Office of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Amos Southall, 27, was being sought on a warrant issued in Kingsland/Camden County, Georgia charging him with Murder.
May 02, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Sylvania Police Department was arrested by the U.S. Marshals New York /New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn, New York on May 1, 2008, based on information generated by the Savannah Office of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Tyoune Hasheen Young, 17, was being sought on warrants issued in Sylvania, Georgia charging him with Murder.
May 01, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service (USMS) sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) requested the assistance of the USMS sponsored Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in the arrest of 28 year old Jimmy Mendoza of San Antonio, Texas after learning he was hiding in California.  Mendoza has a significant criminal history to include Weapons Charges. Also a confirmed member of the Mexican Mafia, Mendoza was considered to be armed and dangerous.
April 30, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Dallas Fort Worth Fugitive Task Force along with the Fort Worth Police Department arrested Devin Garrison after a brief high speed pursuit and subsequent foot chase in Fort Worth, Texas. Garrison, 18, is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Rigobero Duvon that occurred during an armed robbery on November 28, 2007 in New Orleans.

April 30, 2008 - Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Reuben Levy, 35.  During the arrest, a USMS investigator in fear for his life fired at Levy as he was being dragged through the Rite Aid parking lot by Levy’s vehicle.  Levy attempted to flee using the motor vehicle and led investigators on a short but high speed chase only to be captured less than 2 miles from the original location.  Levy was located hiding in a shed and was non-compliant at the time of his arrest.


April 30, 2008 - On April 29, 2008, a West Palm Beach Florida man, Ricardo David Funes-Valle 20, was arrested in the Tampa Bay Area. After investigations by the City of West Palm Beach Police Department into the Murder of Scott E. Graham, Ricardo David Funes-Valle was identified a suspect based on crime scene evidence.
April 29, 2008 - Ernest Patrick, a twenty-five year old Houston man was arrested last night in Lafayette, LA. Patrick was Wanted by Harris County (Houston) for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child under fourteen years of age. Patrick was staying with friends in an effort to avoid detection. Members of the Western District of Louisiana’s Task Force received information late yesterday afternoon about Patrick being in the Lafayette area.
April 29, 2008 - The Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, sponsored by the United States Marshals Service, is slated to hold two one day training seminars for state and local law enforcement agencies in east Texas. The first seminar will be held May 21, 2008 at the Collin County Community College in McKinney with the second to be held on May 22, 2008 at the Tyler Junior College (West Campus) in Tyler. The seminars will focus on cutting edge law enforcement techniques for tracking down and apprehending violent criminals who are on the run from the law and do not want to be caught.
April 28, 2008 - The old adage “You can run, but you can’t hide” finally caught up with Susan Lefevre. Lefevre was sentenced in Saginaw County, MI on 02/27/1975 to a prison term of 10-20 years for conspiracy to violate drug laws and violation of drug laws. Lefevre served approximately one year at the Women’s Division, Detroit House of Corrections (currently the Robert Scott Correctional Facility) in Plymouth, MI. She walked away from the prison on 02/26/1976. She was charged with Escape and a warrant was issued by the State of Michigan on 02/27/1976.
April 25, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by the Glynn County Sheriff’s Department was by the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in Rochester, New York on April 25, 2008, based on information generated by the Savannah Office of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. John Cunningham, 27, was being sought on warrants issued in Glynn County, Georgia charging him with Probation Violation and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
April 25, 2008 - El Paso, TX - United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, LaFayette Collins announces the arrest of Rodolfo Medina wanted in Juarez, Mexico for a 2004 Homicide.
April 25, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested 21 year old Adrian Jesus Guia Jr. of Kerrville, Texas after his expulsion from the Republic of Mexico. Guia is charged by indictment in Kerrville, Texas for Sexual Assault of a Child. Guia fled the Kerrville area before he was arrested and became a fugitive living in Coahuila, Mexico to avoid prosecution in this case.
April 25, 2008 - Three fugitives were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force. Ricardo Cortez Cook of Tallahassee, FL was wanted for the offense of Attempted Homicide-Willful Kill Premeditated, Aggravated Battery Causing Bodily Harm, and Violation of Probation stemming from an original offense of Marijuana Possession with Intent to Sell. Gary Burgess, a Florida registered sex offender, was wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration and Failure to Notify Change of Residence within 48 hours. Anthony Antonio Blake, of Tallahassee, FL, was wanted on warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Discharging a Firearm in Public.
April 24, 2008 - Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, 79, known to his followers as Shree Swamiji, was arrested at Washington Dulles International Airport by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force as he arrived aboard a flight from Europe.  Saraswati was indicted by a Hays County, Texas Grand Jury in April 2008 after a criminal investigation conducted by the Hays County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a 20 count indictment alleging Saraswati committed indecent acts with two children from 1993 thru 1996.
April 24, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by Savannah Police Department for Double Homicide, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender Squad in Houston, Texas based on leads sent to them by the U.S. Marshals Savannah Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. New leads generated by the Marshals Service indicated that Gonzales had fled the Savannah, Georgia and was possibly on a bus headed to Texas. The Savannah Task Force passed the information to the Marshals’ Task Forces in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio to await the arrival of possible buses to major cities in Texas.
April 24, 2008 - Strike Team Officers from the Fort Worth Police Department, along with Deputy United States Marshals arrested Jay Allen and Malcolm Strickland on charges of Capital Murder. Allen and Strickland are considered suspects in the murder of Michael Myers, 59, during the robbery of the Best Western located in Fort Worth, TX. Myers was shot multiple times during the robbery which occurred at approximately on April 21, 2008.
April 23, 2008 - The second of two murder suspects wanted in the death of Barry Hairston who died March 30 from wounds he sustained in a shooting incident at the Deep Blue Seafood on September 30, 2007 in Martinsville was captured by U.S. Marshals from Greensboro, NC on Tuesday. Corey Demon Turner, 30, of Martinsville was arrested without incident after marshals spotted him leaving a residence in Burlington, NC.
April 23, 2008 - A sexual predator fugitive wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for a Felony Probation Violation was arrested by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department. Stephen Alexander Bell was being sought on a Probation Violation Warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with violating his probation for the removal of the state mandated monitoring device. Bell was declared a sexual predator by the Sexual Offender Review Board on March 14, 2008.
April 22, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the San Antonio Police Department’s (SAPD) Repeat Offender Program (ROP) Officers partnered to locate and arrest Indiana fugitive Joel Barrozo.  Barrozo had five felony warrants out of St. Joseph’s County in Indiana. The charges ranged from Rape to Criminal Confinement and Robbery.
April 22, 2008 - An Ascension Parish fugitive profiled on the FOX television program America’s Most Wanted and digital billboards all over the Southern United States was arrested Monday night in Holden, Louisiana. John Ryan Stephens was wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear for trial in December of 2002. Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force Investigators used tips from callers who saw AMW and the Crime Stoppers “wanted posters” to end Stephens’ almost six year run.
April 21, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by Savannah Police Department for Murder was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Trap Unit in Savannah, GA. Jarnard M. Williams, 18, was being sought on a Bench Warrant issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with Murder, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm in Committing a Crime, and Theft By Receiving Stolen Property.
April 17, 2008 - Keenan Parks, wanted on charges of Aggravated Robbery, has been arrested by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). The SOFAST is a team of law enforcement officers lead by the U.S. Marshals Service. The suspect was arrested in Columbus, OH without incident.
April 17, 2008 - The hunt for former National Century Financial Enterprises Inc. executive Rebecca Parrett continues. On March 28, 2008 a U.S. District court judge issued an arrest warrant for Parrett after she failed to report to the Pretrial Services Office near her home in Carefree, Arizona. Parrett was convicted on several counts of fraud on March 13, 2008 and was facing up to 20 years in prison on the more serious counts. Victims in the case suffered losses totaling $2 billion.
April 17, 2008 - Investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force arrested Richard C. Lockett. Lockett was wanted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for Attempted 1st Degree Murder in connection with a February 2, 2008 incident. Lockett is accused of shooting the victim during an attempted robbery outside the victim’s residence.
April 16, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force (LARFTF) arrested Tennessee Bureau of Investigations’ Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Akeem Scott in Anaheim, California two weeks to the day that his fugitive father Winfred Scott was arrested in Kansas City, MO. On December 15, 2005 the State of Tennessee issued a warrant for Winfred Scott and his son Akeem Scott after both were indicted for Rape of a Child.
April 16, 2008 - Austin, TX - Keith Thomas Carreker, 53 of Bokoshe, Oklahoma was arrested by the Eastern Oklahoma Fugitive Task Force, without incident this afternoon after it was determined through local investigation conducted by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force that Carreker had fled from Williamson County in 1996 after he was indicted for sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child by contact.
April 16, 2008 - Atlanta, GA - Investigators from the U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Cordaro Burrell, 18. Burrell was the last of three suspects to be captured for the home invasion and murder of Herman Upshaw, 66 a partially disabled man Atlanta man and the aggravated assault of an 88 year old woman.
April 16, 2008 - Phoenix, AZ - From April 7-11, Phoenix valley law enforcement partners collaborated on “Operation Justice”, a one week fugitive round-up in honor of “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Operation Justice netted valley law enforcement partners 236 fugitives wanted throughout Maricopa County. In addition to arresting these fugitives, 16 weapons were taken off the streets and 1 missing juvenile was found.
April 15, 2008 - Atlanta, GA – On April 15, 2008, Investigators with the U.S. Marshal Service’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) apprehended Timothy Wayne Garrison, Jr. at a residence in Hapeville, Georgia. Acting on a investigative leads developed by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) in Birmingham, Alabama, SERFTF investigators were able to track Garrison to an associate’s house on North Avenue in Hapeville. Garrison was wanted by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) for Capital Murder.
April 15, 2008 - Strike Team Officers from the Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Sheriffs Department along with Deputy United States Marshals arrested Eric Christopher Hodges in Alvarado, Texas. Hodges is considered a suspect in the murder of Lois Jean Ivory, 53, of De Soto, who was found shot to death in her cab in west Grand Prairie around 9:00pm Sunday night, April 13, 2008.
April 15, 2008 - Addition of 15 Most Wanted Fugitive - Washington, D.C. -- The heinous double murders of a young South Florida couple, whose bodies were discovered stuffed in the truck of a car, have landed alleged murder suspect, David Clarke, on the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted Fugitive list. On June 16, 2007, Clarke and two other assailants, Clinton Dinnall and Anthony Bennett, waited for the couple, Chris Thompson and Cassandra Williams, at a home in Lauderhill, Fla., and brutally shot and killed them.
April 14, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested 20 year old homicide suspect Jacob Sotello in San Antonio Monday afternoon after finding him hiding in San Antonio, Texas. Jacob Sotello came to the attention of the LSFTF after the San Antonio Police Department developed him as the prime suspect in the shooting and murder of 16 year old Hector Chavarria.
April 11, 2008 - Within a 24 hour period, two of Newark’s most violent and wanted fugitives are behind bars in separate states after relentless pursuit by U.S. Marshals and Newark Police Department detectives. Lauren Cheeks and Lateef Livingston, both known members of the “Bloods” street gang, were wanted for two separate, unrelated crimes respectively, both of which occurred in the city of Newark.
April 11, 2008 - ATLANTA, GA - At approximately 1:30 pm today, Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Southern District of West Virginia and troopers from the West Virginia State Police arrested Fabian Lee Small, 29, at a residence in Princeton, West Virginia. Small was wanted by authorities in Habersham County, GA on the charges of home invasion and aggravated assault for his alleged participation in a home invasion robbery in which a seventy-nine year old woman was victimized.
April 11, 2008 - On 4/9/08, Brandon Walker was arrested by investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force. Walker was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Burglary.
April 09, 2008 - Atlanta, GA - On April 8, 2008, Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) working with the Atlanta Police Department and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida located Samuel Jackson Bell. He was arrested after a brief vehicle pursuit with sheriff’s deputies in Lake City, Florida. Bell is the prime suspect in the murder of Cathy Denune. Denune, age 44, was shot and killed this past weekend at an apartment complex at 1000 Collier Road in Northeast Atlanta.
April 08, 2008 - On 4/7/08, Justin and Thomas Feffe were arrested by investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force. Thomas Feffe was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Illegal Use of a Weapon in connection with a January 30, 2008 incident. Thomas is accused of shooting at two subjects at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. One of the victims was shot, but has recovered from his injuries. Justin Feffe was wanted as a principle to the above incident.
April 08, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) arrested Terrance Brewer at the home of an acquaintance in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was wanted in connection with a double homicide that occurred on March 16, 2008, in Concordia, California. Brewer, 19, was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison and is waiting extradition to California.
April 08, 2008 - Tony M. Howard Jr., 22 years of age, was wanted for the February 16, 2008 murder of Lorenzo Nettles at the “Touch of Class” night club in Moss Point. Since the murder, Howard has been featured in local media outlets as one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Most Wanted and on the U.S Marshals website. This media attention led to an anonymous tip to the U.S. Marshals indicating that Howard might be in the Tampa area. Investigators in the Tampa area canvassed the streets and eventually developed an address where Howard was hiding out. As police approached the apartment, Howard leapt from a second floor window and was arrested after a brief foot chase.
April 07, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) arrested Eldrin George leaving a hotel in Duluth, Georgia. George was wanted in connection with the 2007 Christmas day shooting of multiple victims, killing two. He was also wanted for numerous armed robberies in New Orleans that occurred before the shooting. George was on active probation in Louisiana for a previous drug conviction.
April 04, 2008 - Charles E. Porter was arrested by investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force. Porter was arrested and booked for possession with intent to distribute and the cocaine was seized as evidence pending prosecution. Porter has a long criminal history that includes five previous arrests for drug offenses.
April 03, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service District of Colorado Fugitive Location Apprehension Group (FLAG), acting on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF), arrested New Orleans Police Department murder suspect, Edward J. Augustine at the condominium of an associate in Aurora, Colorado. Augustine was wanted by the New Orleans Police Department on a first degree murder warrant.
April 03, 2008 - On Wednesday, April 02, 2008, U.S. Marshals and other members of the Kansas City Career Criminal Task Force (KCCCTF) arrested Tennessee Bureau of Investigations’ Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Winfred Scott in Kansas City, Missouri. On December 15, 2005 the State of Tennessee issued a warrant for Winfred Scott and his son Akeem Scott after both were indicted for Rape of a Child. Earlier in 2005, Winfred Scott had arranged a meeting with investigators, never showed, and promptly fled Memphis, TN with his adult son, Akeem Scott.
April 02, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service (USMS), Oregon Fugitive Task Force, arrested Ronald Green, a white male, 45 years of age and former Veneta, OR resident, for Escape From Federal Custody. Green was arrested today in Florence, Oregon at a private residence on Skunkhollow Rd. At the time of his escape, Green was in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons and was serving out a
sentence for a 2002 federal bank robbery conviction in Portland, OR.
April 02, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) and the Boerne Police Department captured jail escapee Esequiel Pena today in Boerne, Texas. It is believed that on Sunday, March 30, 2008, 35 year old Esequiel Pena escaped around 3:00 p.m. from the recreation yard at the GEO Group Holding Jail in downtown San Antonio.
March 28, 2008 - Operation Guardian West, a multi-agency operation targeting registered sex offenders in the El Paso border-plex concluded its initial phase today with 57 state and 11 federal arrests. The U.S. Attorney, District Attorney, U.S. Marshals, El Paso Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department joined forces in January to ensure the approximate 821 registered sex offenders in the El Paso area were in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.
March 27, 2008 - Collaboration among U.S. law enforcement facilitated the March 18th capture of Amaro Ligorio Rodrigues at Miami International Airport. Rodrigues is wanted by French authorities for rape of a minor, rape, attempted rape, and flight to avoid prosecution. Multiple law enforcement agencies mobilized after Barbadian authorities alerted the U.S. Department of State (DOS) that the Interpol Red Notice subject had fled that country after being questioned about the French charges.
March 27, 2008 - Thirteen members of a major cocaine-trafficking organization operating in the Lubbock, TX area have been arrested on charges outlined in five federal indictments that were unsealed this morning in Lubbock, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. Additionally, law enforcement officers executed seven search warrants at various locations in Lubbock and Lynn County, resulting in the seizure of approximately two kilograms of cocaine, drug trafficking paraphernalia, firearms, U.S. currency, financial records, and vehicles.
March 27, 2008 - After 14 years on the run, Bobby Alton Blanchard is now behind bars, and the Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force made it happen. Blanchard, 51, was arrested on March 25, in Peel, Arkansas. He was wanted on charges of sexual battery and statutory rape in Lewis County, Tennessee. Blanchard assumed the name of Mickey Lee Sutton more than 12 years ago and alluded capture for more than 14 years until U.S. Marshals brought his run to a halt.
March 27, 2008 - George A. Julien was arrested by investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force (MLFTF). Julien was wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) for Aggravated Battery from an incident in July of 2006 and Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Aggravated Burglary, and Illegal Use of a Weapon in connection with a December 3, 2006 incident.
March 26, 2008 - Decatur, GA  - On March 26, 2008, Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) arrested Kevin Armstead while he washed cars on Covington Highway in Decatur, Georgia. Acting on tips that were called in to America’s Most Wanted (AMW) this past Saturday night, U.S. Marshals SERFTF investigators managed to surround and arrest Armstead swiftly as he detailed a vehicle on Covington Highway. Armstead is wanted by the Baltimore City Police for First Degree Murder. He is accused of being a member of three man group who shot and killed local handy man and community figure over an altercation regarding drug sales turf.
March 25, 2008 - James Wahlrab, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio announces the arrest of Kevin Boykins. Boykins was arrested today, March 25, by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in Columbus, Ohio. On October 25, 2007, the Jackson County West Virginia Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for Boykins charging him with Failure to Appear for Indictment.
March 24, 2008 - David McDowell was arrested by investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force (MLFTF). McDowell was wanted by the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office (EFPSO) for failure to comply with a court order. McDowell was considered a “Dead-Beat Dad” and owed in excess of $70,000.00 in back child support. The warrant was issued in May of 2007 and McDowell went on the run.
March 21, 2008 - On March 20, 2008 at approximately 4:30 pm, Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Reginald Cooper at the Greyhound Bus Depot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cooper, 32 years of age, was taken into custody based upon an arrest warrant issued in Maryland charging him with Attempted Murder (Firearm).
March 20, 2008 - On 03/12/2008 the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force along with Task Force Officers from the Temple Police Department arrested James Mendoza at a hotel in Killeen TX. Mendoza was indicted by a federal grand jury for 2 counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute (PWITD) Cocaine and Weapons charges. Mendoza is also wanted for questioning concerning death threats made against a Temple Police Department narcotics officer.
March 19, 2008 - On March 18, 2008, members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Martin “Big Marty” Duncan at the apartment of a relative in College Station, Texas. Duncan is charged as the main distributor in a major drug conspiracy centering in the B.W. Cooper Housing Projects in New Orleans from 1994 through 2003.
March 18, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma captured accused child molester Bobby Kennedy, 29, at a residence in Lawton, OK. Deputy U.S. Marshals began hunting for Kennedy in March 2006, at the request of the Apache Junction Police Department.  In 2005 an arrest warrant was issued by the Pinal County Superior Court after Kennedy failed to appear for a court hearing. Kennedy, who was employed as a teacher and youth pastor at the Morning Star Academy Charter School, had been arrested by the Apache Junction Police Department after allegations were made that he molested students at the Morning Star Academy.
Photograph of Miguel Mateos-MartinezMarch 14, 2008 -While committing an armed robbery, Miguel Mateos-Martinez allegedly shot a store owner to death, despite her full cooperation with his demands for money. This crime was particularly brutal as the proprietor was shot in front of her two young siblings. This vicious murder has landed him on the U.S. Marshals list of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives. Read More | Wanted Poster | Additional Photos
March 13, 2008 - Atlanta, GA – On March 12, 2008, Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service working with the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Jamaican Fugitive Apprehension Team (JFAT) captured Jillian Andrea Hill in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Jillian Hill was wanted by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office for homicide. On April 21, 2007 after 4:00 a.m., Jillian Hill in concert with her half sister, Sheneka Baker-Sharp, is believed to have killed Ahmad Rashed Hill by shooting him in the back of the head.
March 13, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by Philadelphia Police Department for Rape and Sexual Assault of a Minor Child was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Riceboro, Georgia.
March 12, 2008 - Charles Mike Law was arrested today by members of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). The 55 year old was wanted by authorities for Felonious Assault. The warrant for Law stems from what U.S. Marshals Service Assistant Chief Cathy Jones called a “Drug deal gone bad.” On February 25, 2008 Law was attempting to buy illegal narcotics when he allegedly shot the narcotics dealer twice in the head at close range.
March 12, 2008 - Statement of the Honorable John F. Clark, Director United States Marshals Service Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

"Chairman Mollohan, Ranking Member Frelinghuysen, and Members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the President’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget request for the United States Marshals Service (USMS). As you know, the missions of the Service are diverse, the challenges we face significant, and our accomplishments many. I look forward to discussing how we, together, can address the critical issues facing our organization and provide the resources necessary to meet its growing demands, in the competent and professional manner the public expects." Read More
March 11, 2008 -  Atlanta, GA – At approximately 7:15 p.m., on March 11, 2008, investigators from the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Brian Shane Powers, 32. During the arrest a USMS investigator in fear for his life fired at Powers as he attempted to injure the investigator with a motor vehicle.
March 10, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) along with the New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) SWAT team arrested Adam Torres in New Braunfels Monday afternoon.  Torres came to the attention of the LSFTF at the request of the Seguin Police Department. Torres had recently gone AWOL from the military and had accumulated criminal charges in connection with domestic violence. Torres even broke into his estranged wife’s home in violation of a protective court order in Seguin. Until today, Torres had successfully evaded authorities both in vehicles and on foot. 
March 10, 2008 - PENSACOLA, FL - For the second time in three months, The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force of Pensacola arrested fugitive James Paul “P.J.” Peloquin. The Marshals Task Force originally arrested Peloquin in December of last year in the Floridatown area of Santa Rosa County on an Okaloosa County warrant for Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Fleeing and Eluding.
March 7, 2008 - Suspected by San Diego Police Department in a 2003 brutal murder and on the run for almost 5 years, Enrique Arujo Aguirre could hide no longer. Early this morning members of the U.S. Marshals, Litchfield Police Department, and Meeker County Sheriff’s Department arrested Aguirre outside his trailer.
March 6, 2008 - Early this morning members of the HEAT Fugitive Task Force consisting of state and local partners led by the U.S. Marshals captured escapee Frank Banashley Jr., in a motel in Mesa.  Officers began hunting for Banashley Jr. in early February when he escaped from a half-way house in Phoenix, where he was ordered to reside at immediately prior to his release from prison. Early this morning, Deputies developed information that Banashley Jr. was hiding at a motel in Mesa, at which time he was arrested without incident.
March 6, 2008 -  Roger Alan Scherner, of Carmel, Calif., was tracked to Panama City, Florida, on information provided by the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) in Seattle.   Scherner was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail facing extradition back to Washington State.  King County, Washington prosecutors believe Scherner may have molested multiple members of his own extended family as far back as 1966. 
March 5, 2008 - John Walter Wynn was arrested without incident Monday night in Conway. Wynn, 41, was the subject of a February 2006 Prince George County (Maryland) warrant for murder. Wynn is alleged to have shot his female victim multiple times before fleeing Maryland and eventually landing in Conway. He had been a fugitive for over two years.
March 4, 2008 -  The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) announces the arrest of Carnel Davis in Birmingham Alabama by the Gulf Coast Regional Task Force. Davis was wanted by the Killeen Police Department as a suspect in a murder that occurred on September 22nd of 2006 in Killeen Texas. 
March 3, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service Mid-South Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) wants to send a message to predatory fugitives – your predatory days are numbered because the MSFTF is looking for you! Since November, 2007 the MSFTF has located and apprehended 42 local predatory fugitives wanted for sex crimes. Twenty three of these predatory fugitives were wanted for violations of the Sexual Offender Registry while seven were wanted for Rape of a Child, five for Aggravated Sexual Battery, three for Sexual Battery, two for Rape, and the additional two for Aggravated Statutory Rape, and Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure. In addition, to their other charges, two of these offenders were also wanted for incest.
March 3, 2008 -  The Mid-South Fugitive Task Force and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation requests the public’s help in locating father and son fugitives, Winfred and Akeem-Abou Scott. They are charged in Memphis with Rape of a Child and have been wanted since July 14, 2004 after they fled Memphis during the investigation. Both are also on the TBI Top Ten Most Wanted list. Anyone with information on the Scotts can call 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463) or the MSFTF at (901) 544-3304.
March 3, 2008 - Niceville, FL - Early Monday morning, the U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force caught up with a fugitive they had been trying to capture since October. William Jason Adams of Edge Avenue in Niceville was arrested at about 1 a.m. when the Task Force and Patrol Deputies from the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office found him hiding in an attic of another house on Edge Avenue.
March 3, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force announces the arrest of a man wanted in Sullivan County New Hampshire regarding charges involving sexual battery on a child. Brian Wesley Morey was being sought on 2 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault by local authorities in the town of Newport in New Hampshire. 
February 29, 2008 - Ricardo Jaimes of Edinburg, TX, was arrested yesterday evening by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident. The Task Force received information from the U.S. Marshals Service, Grand Rapids office advising that Jaimes, the remaining fugitive in a drug conspiracy, had fled from a November 2007 federal indictment handed down in the United States District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Additional information indicated Jaimes would temporarily be in the Buda area. The Task Force initiated surveillance in and around Buda after it was learned what vehicle he would possibly be in. After extensive surveillance throughout the week, Jaimes’s vehicle was observed entering the Cabela’s parking lot where he was surrounded and taken into custody.
February 29, 2008 - Jorge O. Benavides of Buda, a fourth suspect identified in last weeks kidnapping and ransom of a 74-year old Williamson County man recovered in San Antonio, was arrested outside his home in the 300 block of Cody Lane, in Buda, Texas this evening at approximately 5:15pm by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Benavides was taken into custody without incident after extensive surveillance by the Task Force throughout the day culminated in Benavides’s arrest shortly after he departed his residence.
 
February 28, 2008 -  John Loyd, U S Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announces that Vance Wade Moore, a registered sex offender, is in U.S. Marshal custody today following the extensive manhunt of this armed fugitive. 

February 28, 2008 - An international manhunt for a New Zealand man accused of murdering his wife and abandoning his daughter came to an end this morning in Chamblee, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.


February 28, 2008 - Christopher Michael Hennessy was arrested by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force in Houston, TX. Hennessy was wanted by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office on arrest warrants for probation violation / motion to adjudicate guilt, instant offense of sexual assault of child, possession of controlled substance, and failure to comply with sex offender registration laws.
February 27, 2008 - New Orleans, LA metro area: On the morning of February 27, 2008, the U.S. Marshals Service Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF) with assistance from the Kenner Police Department arrested Ricky Johnson (AKA: Ricky Thomas Miles) 42 years old at his place of business on Williams Blvd. Kenner, Louisiana. Johnson was wanted on a 1994 warrant out of Shelby County (Memphis, TN) charging him with the rape of a child. Investigators in Tennessee allege that Johnson committed the rape over a two year period with a female child between the ages of 8-10 years old.
February 28, 2008 - Atlanta, GA - On February 28, 2008, investigators from the U.S. Marshals Middle District of Florida and the United States Coast Guard captured Derron Keenan Williams as he attempted to flee the country.
February 28, 2008 -Memphis – U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) and Indianapolis Metro Police (IMPD) arrested Memphis murder suspect Gary “Little Bud” Bohanon, 20, who was wanted for the October 17, 2007 first degree murder of Ronald Moore in Memphis Tennessee. the U.S. Marshals’ Mid-South Fugitive Task Force located in Memphis, developed information that Bohannon was staying in the Indianapolis area and requested the assistance of U.S. Marshals’ GLRFTF and the IMPD Wednesday afternoon. Deputy U.S. Marshals and police observed Bohanon leaving the home of the Indiana Pacers’ forward and former University of Memphis Basketball player Shawne Williams around 6 p.m. Wednesday.
February 28, 2008 - U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF) and Indianapolis Metro Police (IMPD) arrested Memphis murder suspect Gary “Little Bud”  Bohanon, 20, who was wanted for the October 17, 2007 first degree murder of Ronald Moore in Memphis Tennessee.
February 26, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Joshua Seibles.  This reward is in addition to the reward already being offered by Crimestoppers. Seibles is the subject of a Kershaw County warrant for Escape. Investigators believe that Seibles could still be in Columbia in the area of West Beltline Boulevard and Two Notch Road. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Seibles should call the Marshals at 803-765-5821 or Crimestoppers at 888-559-TIPS (8477).
February 26, 2008 - The US Marshals Tampa Bay Area Fugitive Task Force (TBAFTF)and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office combined efforts and located and arrested Israel Trejo without incident.  Investigators for the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office stated that fugitive Trejo was charged with over 80 counts of Rape on his biological children.  
February 25, 2008 - Weatherford- Parker County Special Crimes Unit (SCU) Investigators and U.S. Marshals arrested a Mineral Wells couple in western Parker County Thursday afternoon February 21st ending the fugitives four (4) year run from North Carolina authorities after being wanted in connection with a Child Abuse case in 2004.  According to Sheriff Larry Fowler the case reportedly stemmed from a 2000 child abuse investigation in Gastonia North Carolina where the pair apparently fled.  Gastonia Detectives involved with the case learned the possible whereabouts of the couple last week and notified the U.S. Marshals Office in Charlotte, North Carolina, who coordinated efforts with the U.S. Marshals Service Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team.  Sheriff Fowler said the investigation was a text book example of collateral efforts and commended the U.S. Marshals Strike Team in Ft. Worth, Charlotte North Carolina, the Gastonia Police Department and the SCU.
February 25, 2008 - The United States Marshals Service (USMS) sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) is pleased to announce that the USMS sponsored Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force caught up with two individuals suspected in the murder of Christopher Duncan. Deputy Marshals from the Brownsville, Texas Office were out looking for this couple based on leads developed Saturday in Corpus Christi after an additional suspect, Robert Patrick White was arrested.
February 25, 2008 - An Ascension Parish fugitive surrendered to authorities one year to the day that he began his flight from justice. Bobby Jo Weatherton walked up to the U.S. Courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee and told a security guard that he watched himself on the FOX television show America’s Most Wanted and was tired on running. Weatherton has been the target of a major investigation led by the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office since February 24, 2007.  Weatherton was wanted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office for attempted 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape.
February 24, 2008 - Major Case fugitive Bobby Weatherton surrendered to authorities at the US Courthouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Weatherton was wanted by the Ascension Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff’s Office for Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Rape, and Aggravated Kidnapping. Weatherton was also wanted for violations of federal probation.
February 23, 2008 - Investigators from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Technical Operations Group (TOG) arrested Ronald Shearon in Jackson, Mississippi. Shearon was wanted by the Louisiana State Police for manslaughter and hit and run.
February 22, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended an Escambia County man early this morning that is wanted in connection with an attempted homicide in Pensacola. Task Force Officers from Okaloosa and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Ft Walton Beach Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found Williams hiding under a bed in the home. While searching for Williams, Task Force Officers identified another wanted fugitive inside the residence, Pamela Snider Shepherd, 52, who is wanted for violating her probation in Okaloosa County.
February 21, 2008 - A Crime Stoppers tip received by U.S. Marshals in South Florida led to the arrest of Papouche Edmond in Polk County. The U.S. Marshals Tampa Bay Area Fugitive Task Force (TBAFTF) received information that Edmond was in the Tampa Bay Area. Further investigations led Deputy Marshals to believe that Edmond was in Polk County Florida. Papouche Edmond, 21 was wanted in on 5 warrants. The warrants were for lewd battery on a child under 12, aggravated child abuse causing great bodily harm, impregnating a minor, aggravated battery and tampering with evidence.
February 21, 2008 - Atlanta, GA - On February 21, 2008, investigators from the U.S. Marshals, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Rutherford County, TN Sheriff’s Department participated in the fugitive investigation and capture of Jerry Jones, 51. Additionally, Jones’ daughter Madison Kerr, 4, was recovered. Jones was originally wanted by Hall County for a bond violation which was based on an original charge of four counts of child molestation. Jones, a school teacher, is believed to have molested several 8 and 9 year old girls. Additionally, Jones was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service for Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution.
February 20, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested 38 year old Hayward Murphy in San Antonio based on information developed by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force (GCVOTF) in Laredo, Texas. Hayward Murphy has been on the run since June 22, 2007 when he failed to show up for a Federal Court hearing that was scheduled in Laredo, Texas.
February 20, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested 23 year old Travis Robinson of Thurston County, Washington, at a Greyhound Bus Station in San Antonio. Robinson was wanted on numerous felony warrants in Washington. Robinson was charged on February 14th, 2008 with Extortion, 3 Felony Counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and 2 Felony Counts of Telephone Harassment.
February 20, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) is pleased to announce that 33 year old Bobby James Carr was arrested today by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) sponsored San Diego Fugitive Task Force in San Diego, California after being on the run since 2000.
February 20, 2008 - OKALOOSA, FL -The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested four fugitives while conducting a mini round-up last night and seized narcotics consisting of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana; as well as over thousand dollars in cash.
February 17, 2008 - Maryland State Police were searching for Jacob Corey Gordon, 28, who they say brutally raped a woman seven years ago. After the airing of America’s Most Wanted (AMW) on Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Tampa Bay Area Fugitive Task Force (TBAFTF) received notification from AMW that Gordon was in the Tampa Bay Area.  On February 17, 2008, Gordon was located and arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals and Tampa Police.
February 15, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended a man today who had been running form the law for 11 years. Ronald Gates is wanted in Escambia County on a Violation of Probation warrant, dated April of 1996. The Task Force came across Gates while searching for another fugitive, Marshall Miles Jones, at a mobile home park on the 1500 block of 50th Avenue in Pensacola. Gates, 50, was originally charged with the probation violation in 1996 when he was accused of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Mischief. Earlier in the day, the Task Force arrested John Wesley Washington, 42, who violated his parole. Washington is a convicted Sexual Predator.
February 15, 2008 - “This is another example of outstanding investigative work”, said U.S. Marshal Seroyer. “This fugitive escaped approximately seven years ago, fled to another Country, changed his identity and returned to the United States. Our investigators never quit working on him and they finally got a break several weeks ago. After determining Vargas’s new identity we located him in a small town in North Carolina. We forwarded that information to the Marshals in Charlotte. They were able to take him into custody safely. He seemed very surprised when the Marshals approached him and called him by his real name,” added U.S. Marshal Seroyer.
February 15, 2008 - Frederick, MD. - A man who has been charged with Rape of a child less than13 years of age in Greene County, Virginia was captured this morning at an Econo Lodge Hotel in Frederick, Maryland. Working on a lead provided by the U.S. Marshal’s Service from the Western District of Virginia, members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Greenbelt Division responded to the hotel early this morning to find Andre Alexander Williams held up in the hotel with a female companion. Williams was taken into custody without incident.
February 14, 2008 - DECATUR, GA - At approximately 7:00 PM last night, members of the U.S. Marshals’ Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and officers from the DeKalb County Police Department arrested Darryl Anthony Green, 20, at an apartment in Decatur, GA. Green was wanted by the Glynn County Police Department in Brunswick, GA for one count each of aggravated assault by shooting, kidnapping, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property, criminal attempt to commit rape, and false imprisonment. He was also wanted by the United States Air Force for desertion after he absconded from active duty while serving in an enlisted capacity at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC.
February 08, 2008 - U.S. Marshals from Houston, TX arrested Jeremy Lynn Branum just north of Houston, at a mobile home park in Magnolia. Branum was wanted for Sexually Assaulting a young girl in Odessa in January, 2007.
February 08, 2008 - U.S. Marshals and members of the Topeka, Kansas Police Department arrested Geechie Devaine Templeton at an apartment complex in Topeka, Kansas. Templeton was wanted for the November 9th, 2007 murder of Gabriel Hernandez in Odessa.
February 08, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested 51 year old Ruben Vela in San Antonio late Thursday night. Ruben Vela was captured by LSFTF members and San Antonio Police Department Officers to include Repeat Offenders Program (ROP) Detectives and Patrol Officers. Vela was the target of an investigation by the Waco Police Department. Investigators developed an address for Vela in San Antonio and utilized their reach through the Waco Division of the LSFTF to capture Vela. Vela is charged with 7 separate warrants of Indecency with a Child.
February 07, 2008 - Beaverton, Oregon - Wilfredo DeJesus Santos was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force. Santos was wanted on a February 1, 2008 Yakama County warrant for first degree rape and or molestation of a child.  Upon request, the U.S. Marshals adopted the case and within hours found Santos hiding under a pile of clothes in a bedroom closet at a family member’s townhouse.
February 07, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Blue Ridge Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (BRFAST) task force and Lynchburg Police Department Officers acting on a lead from Georgia, rescued a 5 year old girl who had been abducted in Georgia over four years ago. Georgia investigators allege that the girl was abducted by her maternal grandparents when she was one year old and authorities have been looking for her ever since.
February 06, 2008 - The reputed head of a North Charlotte drug distribution organization was apprehended early this morning in New York. Twenty-nine year old Roscoe Abell was indicted in early 2007 in connection with an organized gang distributing drugs in the Hidden Valley area of Charlotte. He was also wanted on outstanding federal warrants for violating supervised release stemming from a previous conviction.
February 06, 2008 - An Arkansas man, wanted for the 2005 sexual assault of a physically helpless person, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Phoenix High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force at an apartment in Phoenix.  Marlin Cash, 26, was wanted on a felony warrant by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in Little Rock, Arkansas for Sexual Assault.
February 05, 2008 - On 02/01/08, investigators from the San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force (SDRFTF) arrested Raymond Young. Young was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for his role in the armed robbery of a pharmacy.  Also on 02/01/08, Denako “Mutt” Duheart surrendered with his attorney at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Duheart was wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department for 1st Degree Murder, conspiracy to commit 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Kidnapping.
February 05, 2008 - Frederick Middlebrooks Jr. was arrested in Cincinnati by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). SOFAST is a team of law enforcement officers led by the United States Marshals Service. Middlebrooks was arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio, without incident. An arrest warrant for Middlebrooks was issued in Columbus, Ohio on February 3, 2008 for rape of a child under 13.
February 05, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) along with the San Antonio Police Department's (SAPD’s) Repeat Offenders Project (ROP) and Gang Unit arrested Elijah Mackey on Federal and State Warrants. Elijah Mackey, 29, is no stranger to law enforcement. Mackey has a criminal history that includes numerous arrests for assaults as well as drug arrests.
February 05, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by Savannah Police Department for Armed Robbery was arrested by members of Atlanta U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Jonesboro, GA.  Terrell Mack, 19, was being sought on two warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with two Armed Robberies that occurred on January 13, 2008.
February 05, 2008 - A fugitive wanted by Savannah Police Department for Aggravated Assault was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Glennville Police Department in Glennville, GA. Thomas Brown, 20, was being sought on two warrants issued in Savannah, Georgia charging him with two Aggravated Assaults that occurred on December 20, 2007.
February 04, 2008 - Darryl Gordon, 46, of Crawford County, Arkansas was taken into custody by agents with the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) along with U.S. Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) at the Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia.  Gordon was being sought by members of the U.S. Marshal’s Service River Valley Fugitive Task Force in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for 10 counts of Sexual Assault 2nd Degree.
January 30, 2008 - James Nelson Petty II, a 33 year-old white male, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force, at the Silver Spur RV Park located in Silverton, Oregon. Incident to arrest, two minor children who had been listed as “Endangered Missing” on the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) website, were taken safely into protective custody.
January 29, 2008 - When Homicide Suspect and Mexican Mafia Gang Member David Sauceda escaped from the Bexar County Jail on October 28, 2007, he quickly linked up with his girlfriend Angela Jaime and her two young boys ages 3 and 4.  On January 26, 2008, David Sauceda was arrested near his residence in Mexico but Angela Jaime was not present.  On January 29, 2008, Angela Jaime was arrested by United States Marshals Service personnel from the Laredo Office at the Port of Entry in Laredo. Jaime will be brought back to Bexar County today to answer her charges.
January 29, 2008 - The United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico is pleased to announce that the United States Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force (PRFTF) has arrested another member of their “Top Ten Most Wanted” list, Fernando Santiago-Rios. Santiago-Rios was wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department since June of 2006 as a member of a multi-kilogram cocaine conspiracy and on four weapons charges.
January 27, 2008 - January has been a very successful month for the U.S. Marshals and a nightmare come true for two fugitives on the run. In a mere 11 days, the U.S. Marshals captured two of their “15 Most Wanted” fugitives. While this is an amazing feat in and of itself, what makes it even more impressive is they traveled over international borders into Mexico to get the wanted criminals. 
Sauceda - CapturedJanuary 27, 2008 - Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals coordinated the apprehension and capture of a “15 Most Wanted” fugitive Saturday in Mexico. David Sauceda, a jail escapee facing murder charges, was detained by Mexican authorities when a joint, international law enforcement effort found him in Tangacicuaro, Michocan, Mexico.
January 25, 2008 - The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested former Pearl Mississippi Correctional Officer Jennifer Readus in San Antonio. In 2006, Jennifer Readus was a Correctional Officer employed at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Pearl, Mississippi. On November 9, 2006, a warrant was issued for her arrest after Readus failed to appear in Rankin County Circuit Court to answer an indictment charging Readus with Sexual Activity between a Law Enforcement Officer and a Prisoner.
January 25, 2008 - San Antonio, TX -  The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) along with the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers announce the arrest of homicide suspect, Juan Manual Garcia.
January 25, 2008 - On 1/22/08, investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force arrested Antoine Sims. Sims was wanted by the Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Police Department for attempted 1st Degree Murder, aggravated kidnapping, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and theft.  Also on 1/22/08, investigators from the Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force arrested Shawn Hammond. Hammond was wanted by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) for 2nd Degree Murder.
January 24, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals Service Western District of Louisiana Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) with assistance from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Charles City Police Department arrested New Orleans Police Department murder suspect, Dominick Allen, 23 years old, in Sulphur, Louisiana based on a collateral lead sent by the U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana Crescent Star Fugitive Task Force (CSFTF).
January 20, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force announces the arrest of a man wanted in Escambia County regarding charges involving sexual battery and child abuse. Jowhar Jasiri Franklin was being sought for Sexual Battery by a Custodian on a Child Under 12 Years Old, Child Abuse Causing Great Bodily Harm and Failure to Appear for Child Abuse charges.
January 19, 2008 - Terry Lowry, 59, was taken into custody this morning in Allendale County. Lowry, a native of Norman Park (GA), is alleged to have escaped from the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill on Tuesday, January 15. Deputies believe that he had been living in the woods since he was discovered missing from Estill earlier this week. Lowry was serving a 54 month federal sentence on cocaine charges that originated in the Southern District of Georgia.
January 18, 2008 - The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force nabbed a third and  fourth suspect Friday in the slayings of two DeKalb County police officers.  William Maurice Woodard and Mario O'Brian Westbrook who have been charged in the murders of Officers Ricky Bryant, Jr. and Eric Barker, were arrested on Friday, January 18, 2007. .

January 18, 2008 - The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force arrested Stephen Hershel Neff (36) this afternoon in Des Moines’s south side.   Neff was being sought on an arrest warrant issued in Warren County in reference to a vehicle theft there.  Neff is the fourth Metro’s Most Wanted fugitive arrested by the Task Force in ten days.


January 17, 2008 - Indianapolis, IN - District U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) personnel, USMS task force personnel, and Electronic Surveillance Unit (ESU) personnel assisted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in arresting Zarumin Coleman, age 21. Coleman was arrested on outstanding warrants charging him with Escape, Robbery, and Criminal Confinement. More importantly, Coleman is also a significant “person of interest” in a quadruple homicide which occurred this past Monday.
January 16, 2008 - Deputy U.S. Marshals and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents captured Heriberto Castro-Arellano, 34, in Phoenix, AZ. Heriberto Castro-Arellano, a Mexican national and member of an organized kidnapping ring, was wanted in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico for kidnapping and murder. According to Mexican authorities Castro-Arellano was wanted in connection with a kidnapping for ransom that occurred in March 2000, which resulted in the strangulation death of the cousin of Castro-Arellano.
January 15, 2008 - 15 Most Wanted Arrest - Touted as one of the best places to do business in Central America, Queretaro, Mexico, proved to be just the opposite for longtime drug kingpin Craig “Little Dude” Petties. Petties’ “business” in the international drug trade ended there with his arrest by Mexican authorities this past weekend. The arrest was announced today by David Kustoff, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Andrew Dimond, Resident Agent in Charge of the DEA’s Memphis Resident Office, and David G. Jolley, United States Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee.
January 14, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force arrested Kenneth Henderson Miller, 49 years old, at approximately 8:00am on January 14, 2008. Miller was wanted for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Breaking and Entering, and Robbery. The charges all stemmed from a September 21, 2007 home invasion robbery that Miller allegedly committed in Newport News, Virginia.
January 11, 2008 - Okaloosa County, FL - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force captured a North Carolina man suspected of robbing another man and then pistol whipping him 2 months ago in Wilmington, North Carolina. A warrant from Wilmington charges Marcus Antone Williams aka “Smoke” with Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with Serious Bodily Injury and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  Williams has two prior convictions for robbery with a firearm and is currently on state parole in North Carolina.
January 11, 2008 - San Antonio, TX – Today the United States Marshals Service sponsored Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested Louisiana fugitive Albert Holmes (age 27) after making entry into a Seguin motel room at 5:45 a.m. Holmes is wanted in Ouachita Parrish, Louisiana, for Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Theft.
January 11, 2008 - On January 10th the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force, Sherman, TX received word from the Alaska Fugitive Task Force that Christopher Lloyd Vineyard had been apprehended. Vineyard was apprehended at his place of employment in the Alyeska Resort of Girdwood, Alaska without incident. Vineyard has been wanted by the State of Texas for parole warrants based on Burglary of a Habitation and Aggravated Robbery. Vineyard and an accomplice had robbed the victim using a 9mm pistol. Vineyard faces the additional charges on Harris County Texas indictment of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.
January 10, 2008 - Forty-one year old JD Todd of Ben Wheeler, TX was arrested today in Tyler, TX. Todd was wanted by Van Zandt County authorities for Criminal Attempt/Indecency with a Child (3rd Degree Felony) and Improper Photo/Visual Recording of a Child (State Jail Felony). Mr. Todd was booked into the Smith County Jail at 12:00 p.m. today.
January 10, 2008 - LaGrange, GA - Members of the U.S. Marshals led Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and officers from the LaGrange Police Department arrested Gary Doniel King, 19, in LaGrange. King was wanted by authorities in the Dutch colony of the Netherlands Antilles (NA), where he holds dual citizenship, as a member of a group that committed at least twenty five armed robberies on the island of St. Maarten from August, 2007 through November, 2007.
January 10, 2008 - Dallas, TX - At a ceremony this afternoon at Dallas Police Department Headquarters, U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, of the 32nd District of Texas, along with U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper and U.S. Marshal Randy Ely, both of the Northern District of Texas, presented a check representing $225,000 to Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle to continue funding the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.
January 10, 2008 - A New Jersey man wanted by the Roanoke Police Department for Eluding Police, Failure to Appear in Court and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm was located on Tuesday, January 8, at his mother’s residence in Camden by members of the U.S. Marshals New York - New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force following a lead from the U.S. Marshals office in Roanoke.  Phillip Carl Martin, 37, of Camden was located in an upstairs bedroom at approximately 6:30 am by task force officers.
January 09, 2008 - A violent fugitive wanted on charges of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding police has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers led by the U.S. Marshals in Tampa, Florida. Michael Barnes, 21, of Lauderhill, FL was arrested after fleeing charges from Miami-Dade County after he led Miami Beach Police on a high speed chase on December 20, 2007. During this pursuit Barnes attempted to run over a police officer.
January 09, 2008 - Mexico City – United States Marshals provided Mexican authorities with vital information leading to the capture of Otis Blunt at a hotel in Mexico City at 4:30 p.m. ET today. Blunt, 32, has been sought by New Jersey law enforcement officials since he and fellow prisoner Jose Espinosa, 20, staged a dramatic escape from the Union City New Jersey Police Jail on December 15, 2007. Prior to his escape, Blunt was being held on weapons charges in connection with a 2005 murder.
January 09, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force apprehended two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery of a credit union in Macon, GA, where the suspects cleaned out the bank of all its money. Merkuri Carl Stanback and Carmilla Davis are wanted by the Macon Police Department for Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a felony.
January 09, 2008 - A violent fugitive task force led by U.S. Marshals arrested Shane Allen Wessel in Marshalltown, IA. Wessel, one of Metro’s Most Wanted, was being sought on arrest warrants issued in Polk and Warren counties for various charges including Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Carrying Concealed Weapons, Eluding, and Theft.  Authorities are still seeking the public’s help in locating Stephen Hershel Neff (photo on right) wanted in Warren County on Theft charges. It is believed that Neff and Wessel had been on the run together since at least November 2007. Anyone with information on Neff’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force at 515-323-2897. Callers can remain anonymous.

Stephen Hershel Neff
Stephen Hershel Neff


January 08, 2008 - The close working partnership between the America’s Most Wanted television show and the United States Marshals Service has once again yielded dividends. Robert Falkner, 33, a fugitive recently profiled on the television show, was arrested today in his room at a Reno hotel. Falkner was wanted for a 2007 Assault With a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer in Los Altos, California.
January 08, 2008 - The Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force announces the arrest of Jerry Wayne Strode, 54, a career criminal with over 40 arrests spanning back to 1968. Members of the River Valley Sex Offender Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Service in Muskogee, Oklahoma arrested Strode early Tuesday morning at his work site near Poteau, Oklahoma.
January 08, 2008 - A man on bond for Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) with a weapon out Broward County was arrested in Tampa. The U.S. Marshals Tampa Bay Area Fugitive Task Force (TBAFTF) coordinated with the, Tampa Police Department based on a leads sent from the U.S. Marshals Service out of Miami FL helped locate the fugitive in the Tampa Bay Area. Michael Barnes, 21 years old, was wanted for Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement, after leading Miami Beach Police Department on a high speed chase.
January 07, 2008 - The U.S. Marshals North Florida Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Jimmy Cash of Flomaton, Alabama. Cash, 48, was arrested by the Marshals Task Force and Flomaton Police Department at his home without incident. Cash is wanted on an Escambia County Florida warrant charging him with Battery or Domestic Battery by Strangulation, Battery on a Person 65 Years or Older, a felony charge of Cruelty Toward Child/Abuse Without Great Harm and two misdemeanor charges of Criminal Mischief with Property Damage.
January 07, 2008 -  Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, announced today that Charles Kevin Kertell, age 48, formerly of Seffner, Florida, was sentenced in United States District Court by U.S. District Judge B. Avant Edenfield to 33 months’ imprisonment for failing to register as a sex offender in violation of Title 18,United States Code, Section 2250.
January 03, 2008 - The United States Marshal Service for the District of Delaware announced the arrest of 236 fugitives by the First State Fugitive Task Force for the year 2007.  Of the 236 arrests made by the task force this year, 16 were for homicide, 8 for rape, 13 for robbery, 6 for kidnapping, 76 for weapons charges and 27 for failing to register as a sex offender.

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