Fairfield, CA – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera,
of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals
Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year old Dareus Timrell
Dawson in Fairfield, California.
Dawson had been sought by the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri for
murder from March 29th of this year. During the incident Dawson had been alleged
to selling heroin and crack to another man inside a vehicle. At some point
inside the vehicle an altercation erupted and Dawson fired a semi-automatic
handgun inside the vehicle that ultimately killed the victim. Dawson then lied
to investigators repeatedly attempting to make them believe he was just a
witness. Investigators were able to confirm that Dawson was the shooter but
before he could be arrested Dawson had fled Missouri. Investigators in Missouri
were able come up with leads that Dawson may be hiding in California.
The U.S. Marshals Service was contacted to assist in locating and apprehending
Dawson. The Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) was able to
develop information that Dawson was in Fairfield attempting to avoid capture.
During the course of the investigation Dawson was spotted riding his bicycle
down the sidewalk of North Texas Street, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Agent’s from
the Office of Correctional Safety immediately surrounded Dawson. Dawson complied
with orders and was taken into custody without incident; he was then booked into
the Solano County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals
can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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