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For Immediate Release

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March 26, 2013 Amelia Swenhaugen, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona – Phoenix (602) 828-8349
Indiana Murder Suspect Arrested in Phoenix Area Homeless Shelter

Phoenix, AZ – Yesterday afternoon, Troy Shawn Meyers, 45, was arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals near 12th Avenue and Madison Street in Phoenix. Meyers was wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana for Murder.

It is alleged that in September 2012, Meyers and his wife, Shannon Meyers, were involved in one of many verbal and physical altercations. As a result of this altercation, Shannon Meyers received significant injuries, including blunt force injuries to the head and body, massive hemorrhage from a lacerated esophagus, and a broken neck. The allegations include that Meyers brutally beat and strangled his wife, which ultimately led to her death, days after the altercation.

On March 22, 2013, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Meyers. Deputy U.S. Marshals in Indiana quickly developed information that Meyers had fled Indiana and was now believed to be living in the Phoenix area as of December, 2012. Acting on this information, U.S. Marshals in Phoenix tracked Meyers to the Phoenix area shelter where he was arrested without incident.

“This arrest is a true testament of what happens when law enforcement agencies work together to get violent criminals off our streets,” said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales. “Fugitives should take notice that the long arm of the United States Marshals Service, along with our state and local partners, will find them wherever they run.”

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

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

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