District of Alaska - News
July 25, 2014 - This Sunday, July 27, 2014 is the 8th anniversary of the signing of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, by President George Bush. The purpose of the act is to protect the public, in particular children, from violent sex offenders via a more comprehensive, nationalized system for registration of sex offenders.
May 06, 2014 - The Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee, have invited the Special Olympics Program from each state to select one law enforcement member to represent their Torch Run Program in the LETR Final Leg for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and Alaska has selected Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson from Anchorage.
December 04, 2013 - U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force, assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, arrested Phosavan Khamnivong in south Anchorage. Khamnivong was wanted on an outstanding federal warrant for Drug Conspiracy, Kidnapping, Use of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Conspiracy, and Use of Firearms in Furtherance of Kidnapping.
November 06, 2013 - Bobby Allen Davis, a Wasilla, Alaska resident wanted on an outstanding warrant for 5 counts of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance 2, Misconduct Involving a Weapon 2 and 2 counts of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substance 4, was arrested by the U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Phoenix, Arizona.
November 01, 2013 - The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska sentenced James Chuol Deng to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and 12 months to be served concurrently for Failure to Comply with Terms of Release Under Immigration Supervision.
October 22, 2013 - Michael Eugene Tidwell, a Wasilla resident wanted on an outstanding State of Alaska warrant for Assault, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Colorado.
September 27, 2013 - A Fairbanks, Alaska resident wanted on outstanding federal and state warrants was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force along with members of the Alaska Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit and Fairbanks Police. Etienne Devoe has been federally indicted for charges of Drug Conspiracy and Money Laundering.
September 23, 2013 - An Alaskan resident wanted on an outstanding federal warrant was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force. Max Raymond Jewett was being sought on a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court. Jewett has been federally indicted for charges of Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Resulting in Death and Serious Bodily Injury and for Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Death.
September 17, 2013 - During the week of September 8, 2013, federal, state and local law enforcement officers joined together to account for 193 sex-offenders in Ketchikan, Juneau/Douglas and Sitka in “Operation Southeast”. Participating agencies included Alaska U.S. Marshals, Alaska State Troopers, Police Departments from Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka along with Department of Corrections-Probation/Parole.
May 07, 2013 - The Alaska U.S. Marshals Service participated in a nationwide initiative, Operation Guardian, to target the country’s most dangerous noncompliant sex offender fugitives. Within the past three years, Deputy U.S. Marshals worked with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to focus on fugitives wanted for violent sex crimes, emphasizing on those cases with a high level of dangerousness to the public.
March 14, 2013 - Under Operation Pickup, the U.S. Marshals Service in Alaska assisted the Alaska State Troopers in locating fugitive Susan C. Moore who fled Girdwood in August 2012 with 4 children. Moore was wanted by the Alaska State Troopers for Custodial Interference.
December 11, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service reports the recovery of the 400th missing child under Operation Pickup, a collaborative program involving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), USMS and state/local law enforcement that targets fugitives who are believed to be in the company of a missing child.
September 07, 2012 - Under Operation Pickup, the U.S. Marshals Service in Alaska assisted the Bethel Police Department in locating fugitive Denise Jeanine Festervand (AKA: Denise Ebertz) who had allegedly abducted her daughter and son in August 2004 and traveled out of Alaska.
March 19, 2010 - U.S. Marshals in North Dakota captured James Lyle Mead on March 18, 2010. Mead, who allegedly shot Lance Scott in Delta Junction in February 2009, was wanted by the State of Alaska for Attempted Murder and Assault.