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For Immediate Release

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November 15, 2013 United States Marshal Bill Stafford,
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8700
Fugitive Round Up/Compliance Check Operation Nets 17 Arrests

Greensboro, NC - A multi-agency fugitive round up and sex offender compliance check operation was conducted on November 13th and 14th in Guilford County and resulted in the arrest of seventeen individuals. With the mission of arresting outstanding fugitives and checking for non-compliant sex offenders as their goal, investigators from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, the Greensboro Police Department, the High Point Police Department, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Fugitive Task Force based in Greensboro, fanned out across Guilford County to locate the fugitives and conduct the compliance checks.

Included in the seventeen arrests were eleven fugitives wanted on outstanding felony warrants. Charges included Assault, Breaking and Entering, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Being a Habitual Felon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Breaking and Entering, Conspiracy to Traffic Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, and Probation Violation.

Ninety one homes of registered sex offenders were visited by the teams of investigators in an effort to document compliance by sex offender registrants within Guilford County. As a result of these checks six registered offenders were arrested for violation of the state sex offender statutes as well as violations of other criminal laws including a felon illegally possessing a firearm. As a result of evidence seized while conducting one of the checks at the home of a sex offender registrant, a child pornography investigation was initiated by the Greensboro Police Department.

Bill Stafford, United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina was pleased with the work accomplished by these teams of investigators. “When law enforcement agencies unite to accomplish a mission the community as a whole benefits from these partnerships” said Stafford of the recently concluded operation. ”This operation is a great example of the community being made safer by the efforts of multiple agencies.”

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Chapel Hill Police Department, the Durham Police Department, the Greensboro Police Department, the High Point Police Department, the Winston-Salem Police Department, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Division of Public Safety, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

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

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