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For Immediate Release

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April 21, 2014 John Garrison, Eastern District of Texas (903) 590-1370 x245;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Mineola Fugitive After More Than Thirty Years on the Run

Joint East Texas Fugitive Task ForceTyler, TX – U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge. Joseph Lewis Miller,78, was arrested this morning in Mineola, Texas where he was living under the alias of Roy Eugene Eubanks.

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) fugitive task force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently adopted two arrest warrants for Miller. USMS and task force personnel developed information on a person residing in East Texas who they believe might be the fugitive. Working with photographs more than three decades old, the USMS in Pennsylvania believed the man named Roy Eugene Eubanks was indeed Joseph Lewis Miller and this information was passed on to the USMS Joint East Texas Task Force.

During the early morning hours of April 21, the USMS Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force initiated surveillance on Roy Eugene’s residence in the 600 block of South Pacific Street in Mineola, TX. The individual was observed a short time later and arrested without an incident. The individual admitted his true identity as Joseph Lewis Miller. He was married and a deacon in his local church.

Miller, using the alias of Roy Eubanks, was also found to be receiving Social Security disability benefits for more than two decades.

Chief Deputy Marshal Steve Tiller said “It’s the cooperative effort of all the agencies involved that allows our fugitive task force to be so successful.” The local agencies with the USMS Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force who participated in Miller’s arrest were the Tyler Police Department, Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of Inspector General, and USMS.

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

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