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U. S. Attorney Honors Deputy U. S. Marshal

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Deputy U. S. Marshal was recognized for his significant investigative efforts leading to the apprehension of a federal fugitive.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, recognized Deputy U. S. Marshal Wesley Fred Frederick at the U.S. Attorney’s Award ceremony held in Wheeling. DUSM Frederick was honored for going above and beyond the call of duty in locating a defendant who fled the Clarksburg area on the eve of his trial for involvement in a large-scale “bath salts” and synthetic marijuana distribution conspiracy. After eight months of reviewing records, interviewing and re-interviewing persons with information, the defendant was apprehended at a remote cabin in New Mexico. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of DUSM Frederick, the defendant is now in federal custody pending trial.

“My congratulations go out to Deputy Marshal Wesley "Fred" Frederick in being recognized by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of West Virginia for his contributions to law enforcement and his relentless pursuit of fugitives,” stated U. S. Marshal Gary M. Gaskins. “DUSM Frederick was honored for his tenacity and determination in hunting down a fugitive after eight months on the run. It was DUSM Frederick's many hours of hard work and never giving up that located this individual in holding true in the Marshals Service motto, that you can run but can't hide. I am extremely proud of DUSM Frederick for his performance and dedication during this fugitive investigation."

The ceremony included remarks from U.S. District Court Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. and the presence of many local, state and federal law enforcement leaders from throughout
West Virginia.

The individuals included in the photo are Criminal Chief Shawn Angus Morgan; DUSM Wesley Fred Frederick; U. S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Updated January 7, 2015