– The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force arrested Stephen Hershel Neff (36)
this afternoon in the 8000 block of Ridgeview Drive on Des Moines’s south
side. Neff was being sought on an arrest warrant issued in Warren County
in reference to a vehicle theft there.
Neff is the fourth
Metro’s Most Wanted fugitive arrested by the Task Force in ten days. On
January 8, the Task Force arrested Shane Allen Wessel wanted in Polk and
Warren Counties on numerous charges including Conspiracy to Distribute
Methamphetamine, Carrying Concealed Weapons, Eluding, and Theft. On January
15, the Task Force arrested two of Metro’s Most Wanted in Des Moines. Gary
William Johnson (55) was wanted by U.S. Parole Commission for federal parole
violations. Jeffrey Duane Heuton (48) was wanted by state authorities for
parole violations and by the Carroll, Iowa Police Department on
The Southern Iowa
Fugitive Task Force is led by the U.S. Marshals and comprised of law
enforcement officers from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The task force objective is to seek out
and arrest violent fugitives wanted in the Southern District of Iowa on
outstanding federal, state, and local arrest warrants. Last year, U.S.
Marshals task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on
information about the U.S.
Marshals can be found at