Western District of Washington
March 24, 2011 - United States Marshal Mark Ericks announces the arrest of Carlos Vidal Guiterrez for homicide. Deputy United States Marshals from the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) from the Western District of Washington, along with US Marshals Service task force personnel from the Eastern District of California and the Northern District of California arrested Guiterrez this afternoon near the city of Hollister, Calif. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail. Guiterrez is believed responsible for the shooting which resulted in the death of a person outside of a business in Centralia, Washington, in 1986.
December 20, 2010 - Mark Ericks, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Washington, announces the arrest of Olujimi A. Blakeney. The subject was wanted for the shooting death of Lisa Melancon in Tacoma, Washington on July 22, 2010. Following the murder of Ms. Melancon, an intense investigation led to the identification of three suspects. Blakeney was the last of three suspects arrested and charged with murder in this case. Marshals Service personnel in the Northern District of California arrested Blakeney in Carmichael, California.
April 21, 2010 - Members of the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) along with members of the King County Sheriff’s Office tactical team arrested Nerses and Samuel Galstyan last night at a residence in Kenmore, Wa. The Galstyan brothers were wanted out of Los Angeles, California for the murder of four individuals at a North Hollywood restaurant on April 3, 2010.
March 10, 2010 - Members of the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, along with special agents from HUD-Office of Inspector General, arrested Henry Arthur Kent earlier today in Seattle. Kent, a convicted murderer, was wanted out of Manitoba, Canada for violation of parole. Kent was released on parole in 1996 after serving just over 13 years of a life sentence for non-capital murder.