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For Immediate Release

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June 21, 2013 Supervisory Deputy Robert M. Alexander
District of Nevada, Reno (775) 686-5790
Three Accused Sex Offenders Arrested by Reno U.S. Marshals Task Force in the Past 2 Days
Reno, NV – 3 individuals, all with unrelated cases, were arrested in the past 2 days by the local U.S. Marshals led Fugitive Task Force and the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU). The individuals arrested fled to Northern Nevada from Alaska, Utah, and California. In addition to these arrests, the U.S. Marshals Service will be conducting follow-up investigations to determine if any of the individuals have violated federal laws.
  • Brian Chavez arrested today in the city of Sparks. He is wanted by the Alaska State Troopers for the alleged sexual assault of a minor.
  • Davis Ashby arrested yesterday in the city of Reno. He is wanted by the state of Utah for parole violations. Ashby is a convicted sex offender and has been charged locally for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of Nevada.
  • David Hopkins arrested yesterday in the city of Reno. The U.S. Marshals developed information he relocated to Northern Nevada from California. Hopkins is a convicted sex offender and has been charged locally for failing to register as a sex offender in the state of Nevada.
District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye stated, “These arrests by our multi-agency task force once again shows out of state fugitives can’t escape justice by fleeing to Northern Nevada.”

The Reno U.S. Marshals Service led task force is a partnership comprised of law enforcement investigators from the United States Marshals Service, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety (Probation & Parole), and Sparks Police Department. The Task Force combines the resources and expertise of local, state, and federal law enforcement in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders wherever they are located.

As the result of the Adam Walsh Protection and Safety Act of 2006, the United States Marshals Service is the primary federal agency responsible for investigating sex offenders, convicted in federal or state court, who have failed to register or update their registration and travel in interstate or foreign commerce.

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

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