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For Immediate Release

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February 22, 2012 Eastern District of California
Deputy Jason Ferrell (559) 487-5559
Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Attempting to Flee

Patterson, CA - U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 19 year old John Williams in Patterson, California. Williams was wanted for Armed Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with gang enhancements.

On December 20, 2011, Williams and three associates, all members of a violent street gang in the Southern California area, reportedly assaulted and robbed four individuals at gun point. Shortly after this incident, three suspects were arrested and the fourth suspect, Williams was unable to be located.

Investigators from the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) Fresno Division, developed information that Williams was residing in the Patterson area attempting to avoid capture. On February 22, 2012, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the task force located Williams at the 300 block of Red Robin Drive in Patterson. As deputies approached Williams, he attempted to elude deputies and a short foot pursuit ensued. Williams was subsequently taken into custody and is currently awaiting his initial court 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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