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For Immediate Release

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October 25, 2011 Eastern District of California
Deputy Frank Newsom (916) 417-0239
Homicide Stabbing Suspect Arrested Attempting to Flee

Sacramento, CA – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 20 year old Dustin Michael Wingard in Manteca, California. Wingard was wanted for homicide in Manteca.

On October 13th 2011, Manteca P.D. was dispatched to the area of South Sherman Ave. and Moffat Blvd to investigate a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. Officers found 24 year old male with multiple stab wounds to his back. The victim later died while he was being transported to the hospital. Witnesses identified Wingard as the assailant but Wingard had fled before officers arrived. On October 14th 2011 a warrant for Wingard was issued for homicide.

Detectives from Manteca P.D. contacted the U.S. Marshals Service to assist in finding Wingard. Investigators from the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) developed information that Wingard was frequently staying at different residences attempting to avoid capture. At around 4 o’clock on October 25th Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers and Detectives from Manteca P.D. observed Wingard on foot running down a street attempting to elude authorities. Wingard was taken into custody and booked in the San Joaquin County Jail and is awaiting his initial appearance.

The Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force is a U.S. Marshals-sponsored partnership comprised of investigators from federal, state, and local agencies.

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

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