Berkeley, CA – United States Marshal Don
O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of John David Beck of Fort Bragg,
CA. Beck was arrested today in Berkeley, CA.
Beck was convicted in 2005 in Richmond, VA, for conspiracy to possess with
intent to distribute marijuana. He was released in 2006. While on federal
probation, Beck returned to Mendocino County, CA. In 2009, the Mendocino
County Sheriff COMMET (County of Mendocino Marijuana
Eradication Team) served several state
search warrants on Beck’s properties in Mendocino County and seized over 600
marijuana plants, as well as 10 pounds of processed marijuana. The U.S.
District Court issued a no bail warrant for Beck for violation of his
supervised release conditions, and the California Superior Court for
Mendocino County issued a state felony warrant for Beck alleging violation
of the state health and safety code. Beck absconded from supervision and
remained a fugitive from justice until today.
Earlier this afternoon, Deputy U.S. Marshals identified a residence on
Slater Lane in Berkeley were they believed Beck was hiding. As he exited the
residence, Deputy US Marshals moved in, and Beck attempted to flee on foot.
However, Beck was unsuccessful in his attempt to evade arrest, and was
captured a short distance away. Beck is currently being held at the Alameda
County Glenn Dyer Facility in Oakland, CA, pending an appearance in federal
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.
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