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For Immediate Release

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October 21, 2010 Northern District of California - Johnny Sanford
Public Affairs Officer (510) 637-3670;
Deputy U.S. Marshal Brad Gill (707) 442-4875
U.S. Marshals Recover Missing Child, Two Arrests Made In Pennsylvania Parental Abduction
Eureka, CA – U. S. Marshal Don O’Keefe of the Northern District of California announces the arrests of Jesse Hartman and Rose Stonesifer.

On Monday, Hartman, 23, and Stonesifer, 22, were arrested for custodial interference at a cabin on Swayback Ridge off Buck Mountain Road in southeastern Humbolt County.

During the arrest, Deputy U.S. Marshals and a FBI agent located the couple’s infant daughter, who has been an endangered missing person from Cumberland county, PA since March.

Allegedly Hartman, Stonessifer, and the missing child resided in the cabin used to trim and process marijuana with six other adult males.

The child was given to the custody of the Humboldt County Child Welfare Services and both fugitives were booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

The U.S. Marshals became involved with this case at the request of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

This arrest was a result of the combined efforts of the residents of Humboldt County, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Marshals Eastern District of California and Northern District of California Fugitive Task Force, and the FBI.

The U.S. Marshals Service have developed close working relationships with other law enforcement agencies on fugitive matters, and it has a history of providing assistance, expertise and training to agencies on the federal, state, local and international levels.

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