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For Immediate Release

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January 26, 2012 DUSM Amanda Lyons, District of South Carolina
(803) 765-5479
One Stop Shopping: Murder suspect caught by U.S. Marshals at Marshalls

Florence, SC - Operation Intercept (OPIN) the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force announce the arrest of Darius Montrez Ings in a Marshalls Department store located in Deerfield Beach, FL. Ings is wanted in connection with a homicide warrant from Hartsville Police Department, stemming from a shooting incident on July 21, 2011.

OPIN was contacted by Hartsville Police to aid in the location and apprehension of Ings. Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers developed leads showing Ings may have fled to Florida and was currently working at a local department store. This information was forwarded to the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) on Wednesday and Deputy U.S. Marshals from Ft. Lauderdale, police officers from Miramar, Coral Springs and Pembroke Pines along with Deputy Sheriff’s from Broward County located Ings as he worked at the 3868 Hillsboro Blvd. Marshalls store in Deerfield Beach, FL and placed him into custody without incident. FRFTF booked Ings into the Broward County Jail on the outstanding homicide charges from South Carolina. Ings is awaiting bond and extradition hearings.

“Ings was attempting to lead a new life in Florida; however our investigators never gave up bringing him to justice. The due diligence of our counterparts at the FRFTF has led to another fugitive arrest and made our communities a safer place. This noteworthy capture should be a sign to those who think they can flee and start anew, the U.S. Marshals will always seek you out and bring you in.” stated U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington, 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.

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

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