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For Immediate Release

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January 18, 2012 Deputy Joseph Palmer, Public Affairs Officer
District of Northern California (415) 436-7636
U.S. Marshals Arrest Washington Fugitive in Oakland

Oakland, CA – U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Todd Stuart, a fugitive wanted for an attempted murder in Pasco, WA.

Stuart was arrested Tuesday on the deck of the USS Hornet, which is a de-commissioned U.S. Navy aircraft carrier which is in permanent dock in the San Francisco harbor. The vessel is now a public museum. It is believed that Stuart was working and living on the boat.

Stuart was wanted on attempted murder charges out of Pasco, WA. The United States Marshals became involved after an arrest warrant had been issued, following the alleged attempted murder of Stuart’s mother-in-law. Detectives from the Pasco Police Department traveled to the bay area and participated in the arrest. The Oakland Police Department also assisted during the operation.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States. The U.S. Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sex offenders, and has established task forces throughout the nation to facilitate the apprehension of fugitives.

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

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