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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 08, 2013 Supervisory Inspector Scott Sides (334) 223-7454;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Randolph County Escapee

Montgomery, AL – The United States Marshals Service (USMS), Roanoke, Alabama Police Department (RPD) and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) announce the arrest of fugitive Danny Foster in Miami, Florida on February 8, 2013 at approximately 11:00 a.m. EST. Foster was wanted by the RPD for Assault I, Assault II, Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. He was also wanted by the RCSD for Escape I.

The assault charges stem from an incident in which Foster was accused of shooting his estranged wife, Inita Berry Paige, in the back multiple times. At the time of the shooting, Ms. Paige was holding their 18-month-old child Reuben Foster, who was also shot in the back. Foster was indicted by a Randolph County Grand Jury on February 6, 1996.

Foster fled the area and was eventually arrested in California on March 14, 1996 and extradited back to Alabama. He later escaped from the Randolph County Jail on December 10, 1996 and had been on the run ever since.

The RPD requested assistance from the USMS Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), Montgomery Division, which began a fugitive investigation with assistance from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD). Information developed during the course of this investigation led to U.S. Marshals arresting Foster in Miami after 16-years on the run. Foster had taken on a new identity and denied being Danny Foster when arrested. Only after he was fingerprinted did Foster acknowledge his true identity.

Marshal Arthur Baylor, U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama (M/AL), explained the team’s dedication to fulfilling the ongoing mission of the GCRFTF. “The objective of the U.S. Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is to coordinate with our state and local partners to get violent offenders and sexual predators off our streets and make our communities a safer place to live,” he said.

“Foster had been on the run for a while now and this investigation to apprehend him is an example of what can result when tenacious investigators from different agencies work together to get a violent offender behind bars.”

The GCRFTF is comprised of state and local law enforcement officers from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee, who work directly in conjunction with Deputy U.S. Marshals in order to apprehend state and local violent offender and sexual predators. The Montgomery Division of the GCRFTF consists of law enforcement officers from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Department of Corrections, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Alex City Police Department, Alabama Beverage Control Board, Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Elmore County Sheriff’s Department, Dale County Sheriff’s Department, and Phenix City Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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