FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 12, 2004
USMS Public Affairs
Los Angeles Regional Task Force
Northern District of Oklahoma
BRAGGING ARMED ROBBER CAUGHT RED HANDED
TREVOR DAMAURN WOODS WAS ON U.S. MARSHALS "15 MOST WANTED" LIST
After a string of nearly 100 armed robberies, U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted fugitive Trevor Damaurn WOODS was arrested by local authorities from the Springfield Township and Cincinnati Police Departments, Ohio. Ironically, he had just finished robbing a bank.
At approximately 10:26 a.m., Woods and two unidentified suspects entered a branch of the PNC Bank at 8425 Vine, Cincinnati, Ohio. They were armed fled the robbery scene with approximately $56,000. Authorities tracked their escape vehicle, which the subjects crashed after a short pursuit. One of the suspects exited the vehicle and fired shots at police, who returned fire. At that point, two suspects then surrendered and one fled, but was apprehended a short distance away. There are no reported injuries.
Shortly after Wood's arrest, he allegedly told the transporting officer, "You're
about to be promoted. I am one of the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted."
The bragging fugitive was wanted by the Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force for a series of nearly 100 armed robberies in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Culver City, California, that included female victims and nail salons. He was also wanted in the Northern District of Oklahoma on a federal warrant for probation violation stemming from a charge to distribute narcotics.
Woods is in the custody of the Springfield Township Police Department, and may be charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, and bank robbery. Federal charges are pending.
Deputy U.S. marshals from the Los Angeles Regional Fugitive Task Force were in the Greater Cincinnati area looking for Woods last week, due to some developing information about his whereabouts. They returned again on Sunday.
"Considering the dangerous nature of these individuals, we're all just thankful that no one was hurt," said U.S. Marshal James Wahlrab, Southern District of Ohio. "This is another example of successful law enforcement cooperation."
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation's oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, 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 36,304 federal fugitive warrants and cleared an additional 32,759 state and local fugitive warrants through USMS co-operative task forces. For more information on this and other major cases, go to www.usmarshals.gov.