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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 13, 2010 USMS Headquarters Public Affairs, (202) 307-9065;
CDUSM Thomas Conlon (414) 297-3707
Two Homicide Suspects Arrested

Milwaukee – Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the arrests of Johnny Maldonado and Raymond Nieves.

Maldonado and Nieves were arrested on October 4th, 2010 in Salem, Wisconsin by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force - Eastern Wisconsin (MFTF). Nieves and Maldonado were both wanted in connection with two separate homicides that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Waukegan, Illinois.  On April 11, 2009, it is alleged that Nieves and Maldonado lured two fellow gang members from Waukegan to Kenosha, Wisconsin where they shot and killed one, and attempted to kill the other.  This was in retaliation for the two victims’ allegedly speaking about a murder they committed in Waukegan in March 2009 at the direction of Nieves and Maldonado.  In addition, Nieves was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for a firearms violation, and by the Kenosha Police Department (KPD) for a state charge of Failure to Appear for Sentencing on an original charge of Vehicular Homicide, and a felony warrant issued by the Waukegan Police Department (WPD) for Substantial Battery with Intent to Cause Great Bodily Harm.  Both Maldonado and Nieves are documented members of the “Maniac Latin Disciples” street gang.  The MFTF received information placing Nieves and Maldonado in a residence in Salem, Wisconsin on the evening of October 4th, 2010.  Further information indicated that Nieves and Maldonado were planning to travel to Mexico within a few days in an effort to elude authorities.  Members of the MFTF and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team made contact with a family member in the residence who granted permission to search the residence for the two subjects.  Both Nieves and Maldonado were found in the basement and safely taken into custody.  Since their arrest, both Nieves and Maldonado have been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide. 

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.