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For Immediate Release

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October 26, 2012 CDUSM Thomas Conlon, Eastern District of Wisconsin (414) 297-3707
Everett Bergemann Apprehension

Milwaukee, WI – Kevin Carr, the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Everett Bergemann on October 25, 2012. Bergemann had been wanted by the Sheboygan Police Department, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department on numerous felony charges, including Stalking, Probation Violation, Escape and Failure to Surrender.

Approximately three weeks prior to Bergemann's arrest he began to threaten his ex-girlfriend, her family and her new boyfriend through social media and text messages. As the days progressed the threats intensified and became very specific death threats. After the ex-girlfriend’s tires were slashed on her vehicle, the threats were reported to law enforcement and the warrants were issued. During the local investigation it was learned that Bergemann was in possession of a .44 magnum handgun. The ex-girlfriend admitted that she provided Bergemann with the gun while they were still together. Prior to the U.S. Marshals involvement, the Sheboygan Police Department attempted to arrest Bergemann at a local residence, at which time Bergemann fled on foot and escaped.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force (MFTF) were able to track Bergemann to an Appleton, Wisconsin address. On 10/25/2012, the MFTF, supported by the Appleton Police Department, converged on the target residence. During the approach to the rear of the residence Bergemann, and an associate, were located in a back parking area of the property. Bergemann was arrested without incident. A consent search of the residence located a cellphone and several papers that were seized as evidence in Bergemann's current Stalking charges. However, the .44 magnum handgun was not recovered.

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

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