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For Immediate Release

September 30, 2011 DUSM Amanda Lyons, District of South Carolina
(803) 765-5479
South Carolina Fugitive “Busted” in Sin City

Greenville, SC - Operation Intercept (OPIN) the US Marshals fugitive apprehension task force and the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (NFIST) working together jointly announce the location and apprehension of Ricky Hewins Mack at an apartment complex off of Elm Drive in Las Vegas, NV during the early afternoon Thursday.

Mack was wanted by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office for multiple bench warrants for the alleged charges of: Trafficking Heroin, Manufacture of Crack Cocaine, Distribution of Controlled Substance near School, Possession with intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, and Criminal Domestic Violence. In June, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from OPIN in hopes of locating and apprehending Mack. OPIN began the investigation and on Thursday morning, September 29, OPIN developed information leading them to believe Mack may be in the Las Vegas area. OPIN immediately contacted NFIST in Las Vegas, and requested their assistance in attempting to locate Mack. From the tip provided to OPIN, Mack was determined to be in a local apartment complex near the Elm Street area in Las Vegas. Deputy Marshals with NFIST were able to conduct surveillance for several hours on Elm Street and noticed a subject matching the description of Mack walking. NFIST approached the subject and positively identified him as Ricky Mack. Mack attempted to persuade NFIST they had the wrong guy but, due diligence by NFIST to positively identify Mack paid off and Mack was taken into custody without further incident. Mack has been placed into a local jail where he awaits bond and extradition hearings for his return to South Carolina.

“As we continue to work with the upstate’s local law enforcement partners to bring fugitives to justice, it is the goal of our task force to assist all agencies with significant arrests as is noted in this case. OPIN has a history of going above and beyond to come to the aid of local agencies. This fugitive apprehension shows the sprawling umbrella of the US Marshals Service and our law enforcement partners across the nation. Mack will soon be returned to face his alleged charges here in South Carolina.” stated Kelvin Washington, US Marshal for the District of South Carolina.

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2010, the Marshals arrested more than 36,100 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants and arrested 11,072 sex offenders. Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 81,900 state and local fugitives, clearing 108,200 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period.

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