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For Immediate Release

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December 12, 2013 M. Dante Gordon, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Alabama (334) 391-5398
Fugitive Caught by United States Marshals After 23 Years on the Run

Montgomery, AL – The United States Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama announces the capture of Jeffrey Martin. Martin was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on charges of 1st degree robbery.

In 1990, Martin was arrested for 1st degree robbery in Montgomery, Alabama. Martin was able to make bond, but then disappeared. For the next 23 years Martin was able to elude capture by constantly moving across the county. Martin has previously been profiled on Crime Stoppers in Montgomery, which led to numerous tips to his whereabouts. As a result of one of those tips, Martin’s time as a fugitive ended this morning when he was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Norfolk, Virginia, without incident. Mr. Martin is currently in custody in Norfolk awaiting extradition back to Alabama to face charges.

Arthur D. Baylor, United States Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama, stated: “The arrest of Jeffrey Martin is a great example of federal, state, and local law enforcement working together. It does not matter how far or how long you run from law enforcement. The United States Marshals Service will continue to work with our partners in tracking down and apprehending federal and state fugitives.”

The U.S. Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) assisted with the arrest of Martin. The Montgomery Division of the GCRFTF consists of law enforcement officers from the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, Alabama Department of Corrections, Montgomery Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Alex City Police Department, Alabama Beverage Control Board, Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Elmore County Sheriff’s Department, Dale County Sheriff’s Department, and Phenix City Police Department.

The United States Marshals Service, America’s oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency, arrested more than 36,000 federal fugitives, 86,700 state and local fugitives, and 11,800 sex offenders in fiscal year 2013. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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

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