FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Contact: U.S. Marshals Service
(202) 307-9065

"15 MOST WANTED" FUGITIVE BUDDY BEAVERS, JR. NABBED IN MIAMI BEACH
America's Most Wanted Tip Leads to Arrest of Connecticut Fugitive


Buddy Charles BEAVERS JR.Miami Beach police officers arrested, on Monday evening, U.S. Marshals "15 Most Wanted" fugitive Buddy Charles Beavers, Jr., under a boardwalk pier in Miami Beach, Fla., after a brief foot chase. Local police had received a call from a witness who recognized the subject from a profile on the "America's Most Wanted" television program.

The tipster gave local police a detailed description of the subject and the general area in which he was observed. Miami Beach dispatchers issued a be-on-the-lookout for Beavers, and officers on patrol in the area combed the local beaches for the man. Beavers was identified by officers and resisted arrest by attempting to flee them on foot.

Beavers was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, stemming from charges issued in Bristol, Conn., for homicide and first degree arson. He is a former police officer, who was one of Connecticut's most notorious criminal figures for almost two years. The state asked the U.S. Marshals for help with to find him.

Annually, the U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Last year U.S. Marshals cleared more than 45,000 warrants on fugitives wanted by state and local law enforcement authorities in addition to over 38,000 Federal fugitive warrants.

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