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April 15, 2014 - United States Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Pittsburgh homicide suspect Theodore Smedley earlier this morning. Detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police teamed up with the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force leading to the arrest of Smedley at a residence in Wilkinsburg, PA.

April 03, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force apprehended homicide suspect Darryl Reaves this afternoon. Reaves was charged by the Allegheny County Police Department with Criminal Homicide, Criminal Attempt-Homicide and Aggravated Assault following an investigation into the shooting death of Tyrone Milton.

March 28, 2014 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Pittsburgh Police Homicide suspect Jamirre Wilkes, along with two other individuals, at a residence in New Kensington, PA.

March 11, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested homicide fugitive David Miklos at a residence in Pittsburgh. Miklos was charged by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on February 26, 2014, with Criminal Homicide, Robbery and Firearms offenses.

February 03, 2014 - David Johnson was arrested this morning on outstanding Federal and local charges by the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. Johnson had evaded arrest since being charged by the McKees Rocks Police Department for Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled substance and Prohibited Acts.

January 31, 2014 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrests of four wanted felons earlier this morning by members of the United State Marshals’ Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. Most significant was the capture of fugitive Isaac Young. Young was charged by the Allegheny County Police with Criminal Attempt-Homicide, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering another Person.

January 22, 2014 - The United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested homicide suspect Paul “Los” Sanders Jr. this morning at a residence in Wilmerding.

January 21, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Leonard “Juice” Coker at a residence in Penn Hills. Coker was charged by the Allegheny County Police on December 24, 2013 with Criminal Attempt - Criminal Homicide, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Aggravated Assault and Recklessly Endangering another Person.

December 03, 2013 - Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Wesley Richards, was arrested in Detroit, Michigan by members of the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team. Richards was charged with Homicide in the shooting death of Donald Lowry.

November 20, 2013 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank invites media members to an Open House on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10:30 am to 12:00pm , at the new offices of the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force. Media may observe, video or photograph the office and receive information on how the team operates. U.S. Marshal Frank will be available for interviews.

September 19, 2013 - Thomas Leon Davis, who was wanted by the Pennsylvania State Police in connection with a bank robbery earlier this year in Indiana County, was taken into custody yesterday by members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force and State Police.

September 17, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, assisted by officers from the Erie Bureau of Police, arrested violent fugitive Frank Johnson. Johnson was taken into custody at a residence in Erie without incident.

September 12, 2013 - Arthur Fryer formerly of Pittsburgh, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn, NY. Fryer, who also uses the alias of Butch Johnson, was wanted on charges of Rape, Aggravated Assault, Indecent Assault, Robbery and Burglary by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

September 12, 2013 - Swissvale homicide suspect David Edick failed in his attempt to evade capture early this morning by jumping into the Rio Grande River in Brownsville, Texas. On September 9, 2013 the Allegheny County Police filed charges of Criminal Homicide and Burglary against Edick in the shooting death of Ryan Beal.

August 21, 2013 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Pittsburgh Police homicide suspect James Lawrence. Lawrence was apprehended this morning following a brief foot chase by members of the United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force as he fled from officers attempting to arrest him.

July 18, 2013 - This morning, acting on leads provided by the Western PA U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshals in Columbia, SC, located and captured Dorian Brentley. Brentley was considered armed and extremely dangerous when U.S. Marshals arrested him with a firearm in his possession.

July 08, 2013 - A Westmoreland County woman that fled the U.S. to prevent capture for Theft by Unlawful Taking, Forgery, Access Device Fraud, Identity Theft and Dealing in Unlawful Activities has been located and returned to the United States. Patricia Lynn Keller failed to appear in a Westmoreland County Court in February 2011 and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest.

June 12, 2013 - Pittsburgh homicide suspect Dorian Peebles was apprehended at this morning by members of the United States Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force and Pittsburgh Police.

May 21, 2013 - Pittsburgh homicide suspect Michael Lyons was apprehended by members of the United States Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force and Pittsburgh Police. Lyons was charged by the Pittsburgh Police Department with Criminal Homicide and Carrying a Firearm without a License.

March 28, 2013McKeesport Homicide suspect Mark Leonard was apprehended hiding in the basement of a residence in Wilkinsburg, PA. He was found trying to secrete himself above furnace duct work to evade capture when U.S. Marshals discovered him and affected his arrest with assistance from the Wilkinsburg Police Department.

March 05, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) announces the arrest of fugitive Carl Henderson (AKA: “Trigger”). Henderson, of North Braddock, PA, was wanted by Allegheny County Police on charges of Criminal Attempt-Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person and Possession of a Firearm.

February 11, 2013 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Pittsburgh Police homicide suspect Tyqwan Brooks, who was taken into custody in Antioch, TN. Brooks had been wanted for the murder of a Pittsburgh man and evaded arrest since September.

January 17, 2013 - Julian L. Sims, the suspect in a New Year’s Eve shooting that injured four people when he allegedly crashed a party in McKeesport, has been arrested by Task Force Officers. Allegheny County police issued a warrant for Julian Sims on charges of criminal attempt homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of recklessly endangering others and firearms violations.

January 07, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force assisted by officers from the Erie Bureau of Police arrested James Gates III. Gates was taken into custody in Erie, PA. Gates is believed to be a member of the “Stick Up Kidz” in Erie. Several members are alleged to have committed home invasion robberies and burglaries in the Erie County area. Gates is wanted on charges of Robbery, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Corrupt Organizations, Criminal Conspiracy to a Corrupt Organization, Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Conspiracy to Commit Theft by Deception.

December 19, 2012 - U.S. Marshals Steve Frank announces the arrest of George Johnson, a suspect in a shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh on October 15, 2012. Johnson was arrested by U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force officers accompanied by Wilkinsburg Police and Allegheny County Adult Probation Officers. Johnson had been charged by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on October 18, 2012 with Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person and firearms offenses.

November 28, 2012 - Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Jarrell Anthony Liddell, was arrested in Tucson, Arizona today according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Deputies with the U.S. Marshal’s Office were able to develop leads that indicated that Liddell may be residing in Arizona under his brother’s identity.

November 20, 2012 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Squirrel Hill bank robbery suspect Joseph Francis Guiney. Guiney was arrested this morning by the United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF).

November 14, 2012 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, New Orleans Division, apprehended Jonathan William Beal, a fugitive on the run from the state of Pennsylvania. Beal was wanted by the Pennsylvania State Police, Somerset County, for criminal homicide.

April 16, 2009 - In the early evening hours of Tuesday, April 14, 2009, members of the United States Marshals’ Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Nelson Guajardo in the parking lot of the Spring Hills Suites motel in Pittsburg, PA. Guajardo was wanted by authorities in Clayton County, Georgia for numerous charges including Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault.

 
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