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For Immediate Release

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February 10, 2011 Supervisory Deputy Robert M. Alexander
District of Nevada - Reno Office (775) 530-0417
Last Suspect in Yuba City Armed Robbery Arrested in Reno by Fugitive Task Force

Reno, NV – The United States Marshals Service (USMS) led Fugitive Task Force arrested Anthony
Gililland this afternoon at the Baymont Inn and Suites located in Reno, Nevada. Gilillland is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from Yuba County, CA. He was the last subject, of 4, wanted in connection of a January home invasion armed robbery. The USMS led Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (FIST) has arrested 5 individuals, in connection with this case, since asked to assist with the investigation by the Yuba County Sheriff's Office. The investigation to locate Gililland led Task Force personnel to a motel in Reno, NV. The Task Force, with the assistance of the Washoe County Sheriff's All Threats All Crimes Team (ATAC), apprehended the subject without incident. Gililland was booked into the Washoe County jail.

Christopher Hoye, U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada, said in a statement, “once the manhunt began for Mr. Gililland, Reno became a very small place for a fugitive to hide.”

Nevada FIST is a permanent task force which brings together the resources and expertise of state, local and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders anywhere they are located. The Nevada FIST, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, is a partnership comprised of law enforcement investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Probation & Parole), Sparks Police Department, and the Reno Police Department. In addition, the task force works closely with law enforcement agencies seeking assistance. Last year the Reno Nevada FIST Task Force arrested 244 individuals wanted on state, local, and federal felony charges.

Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combiined.

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

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