San Francisco, CA – Don O’Keefe, the
U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California, is announcing the
capture of William Buchholz, wanted in Napa County, California, for failure
to register as a sex offender.
Buchholz was wanted by Napa County for failing to register as a sex
offender. Buchholz was also wanted by Sonoma County for child molestation
charges. Evidence was obtained by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S.
Marshals deputies that indicated that Buchholz was in Guadalajara, Mexico,
and after contacting the U.S., Marshals in Mexico City, Buchholz was
expelled from Mexico. He was the arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals
Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force when his flight from Mexico
landed in Los Angeles. Buchholz’s wife has already been arrested for
allegedly supporting him while he was a fugitive in Mexico.
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.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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