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For Immediate Release

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March 06, 2014 John Curtis, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Vermont (802) 951-6271
U.S. Marshals Arrest Bristol Fugitive Who Stole Car to Flee from Police

Burlington, VT - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for Aggravated Operation without Owners Consent and Retail theft.

Kevin M. William, 41, of Bronx, New York, was arrested in the late afternoon of March 6, 2014 in Rutland, Vermont when located by Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Rutland Police Department. Williams has been on the run since an encounter with the Bristol (Vermont) Police Department on February 27, 2014. A local retailer called the Bristol Police, accusing Williams of stealing a bottle of liquor. When the police arrived, Williams fled the scene on foot. Williams located a parked, but running vehicle and stole the vehicle as the owner was walking towards the vehicle.

The vehicle Williams stole was recovered 3 days later in a parking lot in Springfield, Vermont. Williams’ whereabouts were unknown and the Bristol Police Department sought the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Service in apprehending Williams.

When confronted by the police in Rutland, Williams initially lied about his identity. Williams has an extensive criminal history to include charges for Possession of Controlled Substances, Controlled Substance Sales, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and numerous other Felonies.

Williams’ was lodged at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Williams’ arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals VVOTF, the Vermont State Police and the Rutland Police Department.

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

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