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December 14, 2011 SDUSM M. Kormos (702) 388-6763
Fugitive Featured on America's Most Wanted Arrested in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – A fugitive that was profiled on America’s Most Wanted television show was arrested last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, by the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (FIST). Anton Blevins, 21, was wanted by the Detroit Police Department for homicide. It is alleged that Blevins had a violent encounter outside of a nightclub in downtown Detroit. During this altercation, Wayne State University cornerback Courtney Cortez Smith was fatally shot.

U.S. Marshals developed information that Blevins fled to the Las Vegas Valley. On December 13, 2011, Blevins was located and arrested in the vicinity of West Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way. Blevins was booked into the Clark County Detention Center pending his extradition to Michigan.

District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “This is yet another example of how our joint agency efforts are apprehending fugitives who think they can hide in the Las Vegas community.”

The Nevada FIST is a permanent task force that brings together the resources and expertise of state, local and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous and violent fugitives. The Nevada FIST is led by the U.S. Marshals and is comprised of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Nevada Department of Public Safety, and the Nevada Department of Corrections.

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

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