For Immediate Release
|May 20, 2011||
SDUSM Melinda Kormos,
District of Nevada
|U.S. Marshals ARREST Gang member, 15 MOST WANTED IN CHICAGO|
The U.S. Marshals Service announced the capture today in Chicago
of a 15 Most Wanted fugitive sought on a number of violent criminal charges
stemming from an incident in Las Vegas in August 2007.
Robert Jackson, a 25-year-old gang member, was wanted on a warrant out of Clark County, Nevada, for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal gang and ex-felon possession of a firearm.
He was added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list in February.
In Chicago today, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force investigators observed a person matching Jackson's description and an unknown female exit a residence and get into a vehicle. The task force stopped the vehicle and positively identified Jackson, taking him into custody without incident.
Jackson was wanted for an incident in August 2007, when a fistfight broke out between rival gangs "Squad Up" and "Wood" in front of a bar on the Las Vegas Strip. A Squad Up gang member, identified as Jackson, allegedly fired five rounds from a 9 mm handgun at Wood gang members. The gunfire missed the rival gang members and instead struck four innocent tourists.
"Jackson's callous indifference as to who may suffer because of his violent, reckless behavior made his apprehension essential," said Director Stacia A. Hylton of the U.S. Marshals Service. "I appreciate the exceptional effort of all involved in capturing this criminal and making him answer for this horrific crime."
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department contacted the U.S. Marshals District of Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team-Las Vegas Division in November 2007 for assistance in locating and apprehending Jackson. The District of Nevada's extensive investigation recently yielded information leading them to believe Jackson was residing in Chicago. This information was immediately provided to the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and their investigators were successful in locating and arresting Jackson within four days, thereby capping a four-year, multi-state, multi-agency investigation.
District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said, "This arrest once again shows the responsiveness and efficiency of the network of U.S. Marshals Service task forces across the country."