Southern District of Florida
May 07, 2013 - Today the U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Guardian, a three-year, national initiative specifically targeting the country’s most dangerous noncompliant sex offenders. Deputy Marshals and law enforcement partners arrested 345 individuals who had failed to register with state authorities as required by law.
February 14, 2013 - A former banker and Miami attorney who was convicted of drug smuggling 26 years ago has been captured by the U.S. Marshals with the assistance of Mexican law enforcement and Immigration authorities. Manuel Lopez-Castro, a 61-year old Cuban national who was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1977 was captured in Cancun, Mexico.
February 08, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service, Roanoke, Alabama Police Department and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department announce the arrest of fugitive Danny Foster in Miami, Florida. Foster was wanted for Assault, Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and Escape.
January 27, 2011 - Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the “Cold Case Squad” in Miami have tracked down another Federal fugitive who has been on the run for the past 31 years. 62-year old Mark Steven Phillips was arrested today at an apartment complex in West Palm Beach after Deputy Marshals developed information he had recently rented an apartment in a 55 and older senior living community.
January 11, 2011 - Deputy U.S. Marshals in Miami have tracked down a federal fugitive who escaped from custody 30 years ago and was living in a small rural town in Central Florida. 71-year old Ian Jackson MacDonald was arrested at a house in Homosassa, Florida this afternoon by the U.S. Marshals assigned to the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Gainesville.
January 02, 2010 - 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Capture - The U.S. Marshals Service, along with local law enforcement officers, captured accused homicide suspect Paul Michael Merhige at a motel in the Florida Keys. Merhige was arrested without incident when authorities received a tip after the story was profiled on "America's Most Wanted."
December 03, 2009 - On November 26, 2009, Paul Michael Merhige was invited to a family Thanksgiving dinner in Jupiter, Florida where he open fired with a handgun on unsuspecting guests, killing four and wounding two. The investigation revealed that Merhige had a strong resentment toward several family members.