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For Immediate Release

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June 08, 2010 Amanda Lyons, Deputy U.S. Marshal / Public Information Officer
District of South Carolina (803) 765-5479
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitives in Triple Shooting Crime

Columbia, SC - On Monday June 7th, 2010 U.S. Marshals Operation Intercept Columbia, SC arrested fugitives Daryl Len Farmer and Antonio Marquis Farmer at 4824 Smallwood Road, Columbia, SC. Both men are wanted in connection with an alleged triple shooting from Wilson, NC that happened on April 27th, 2010. Both men are charged with Attempted Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. The fugitives are brothers and fled the Wilson, NC area after the alleged shooting.

Wilson Police Department requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals in Eastern North Carolina in locating the fugitives. Information obtained led the investigation to South Carolina where U.S. Marshals from North and South Carolina and Wilson Police Department officers discovered the Smallwood Road address. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Wilson Police Officers surrounded the address and arrested both men without incident. Both suspects were booked into the Lexington County Detention Center to await bond and extradition hearings.

U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington stated “Fugitives of this caliber are a main priority for arrests, both individuals will be returned to North Carolina to face their outstanding charges.”

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants. Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.