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March 31, 2015 - Escapee Wossen Assaye is back in U.S. Marshals custody. Assaye was captured today in Washington, D.C., following his escape from Inova Fairfax hospital, where he was in custody, while being treated for injuries suffered in an apparent suicide attempt while at the William G. Truesdale Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia.


March 31, 2015 - On March 30, 2015, Alex Mundo Lara was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force in North Carolina. Lara was arrested on charges stemming from a shooting that took the life of one victim and left the other victim with serious life threatening injuries.


March 31, 2015 - Yesterday, Linwood Fred Clay was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Durham Police Department after a six hour standoff. A multitude of warrants were issued for Clay by the Durham Police Department: Assault With a Deadly Weapon Intent To Kill, Discharge Weapon Into Occupied Property, Second Degree Kidnapping, Break & Enter Into Building-Intent to Terrorize, and Possession of Firearm by Felon.


March 31, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals, Fairfax County police and the FBI are looking for an inmate who escaped early this morning from Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was being evaluated. Wossen Assaye overpowered two contracted security guards at the hospital at approximately 3:15 a.m. today, took one of the guard’s service weapons and escaped.


March 30, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police joined forces and resources to conduct sex offender compliance checks in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Operation Rolling Rock was an operation funded by the U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigations Branch. During the operation, 585 compliance checks were attempted. Out of these checks, 342 offenders were found in compliance and 48 offenders were non compliant.


March 30, 2015 - Last week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Tyler Twombly, surrendered to his parole officer in Manchester, NH today. Mr. Twombly was being sought on an outstanding parole warrant for Violating his Conditions of Parole. Twombly was on parole as a result of a conviction and sentence for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


March 30, 2015 - In 1987, Ira Anthony Boudreaux was convicted in the Eastern District of Louisiana of Conspiracy and Extortion for the aggravated kidnapping of a 3 year-old boy. The child was eventually recovered safely after being abandoned in a sugar cane field, and Boudreaux received a 40-year sentence and is on parole until 2032. In March 2012, Boudreaux violated the conditions of his parole and was sentenced to 14 months.


March 27, 2015 - The hunt for the person responsible for taking the life of Calvin James Alexander Jr. of High Point is over. On March 26, 2015, Mr. Alexander Jr. was a passenger in a vehicle when he was fatally shot. The suspect fled the scene which resulted in two schools being locked down. Arrest warrants were issued by the High Point Police Department for Joe Lewis Breeden for First Degree Homicide and Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon.


March 27, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the arrest of Christopher Garrison in Chambersburg, PA and Joseph McLucas in York, PA. Garrison was charged by the Chambersburg Police with Corruption of Minors (defendant age 18 or above). McLucas was charged by the Pennsylvania State Police with Rape of Child, Statutory Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors and Indecent Assault (person less than 13 years of age).


March 26, 2015 - This morning, a male inmate in the custody of the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation assaulted a guard at a treatment facility in Chesterfield County, VA. The inmate, Robert Hanna, then escaped and fled on foot toward the City of Richmond. Hanna, a convicted sex offender, was located by U.S. Marshals Task Force members in a crawl space beneath a residence.


March 25, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested a North Carolina fugitive who was wanted by the NC Department of Community Corrections-Probation/Parole, and who was also wanted for questioning on an unrelated incident. Diquarius Gilbert was arrested in Greensboro when located by members of the task force.


March 24, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Andre Marcellus Jones, who wanted for Indecent Assault of a Minor. On March, 10, 2015, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Jones with Indecent Assault of a person less than 13 years of age) and Corruption of Minors.


March 23, 2015 - In an ongoing effort to make Clark County safer, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recently teamed up to conduct a three week operation targeting sex offenders who were in violation of the sex offender registration laws, and fugitive offenders wanted for sex related crimes. The recently concluded operation, which occurred from March 2-20, 2015, was very successful and resulted in eighteen arrests.


March 23, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson announces the arrest of Kellum Williams. Williams was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for First Degree Murder, Abuse of a Corpse and Violation of Community Corrections in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Clarksville, TN.


March 19, 2015 - Faustino Vasquez, also known as Celestino Vasquez, was arrested this evening by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Converse, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Vasquez committed Homicide.


March 19, 2015 - On March 18, 2015, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and New Port Richey Police Department, arrested Edward Tarras and Kristopher Dohm in New Port Richey, Florida.


March 18, 2015 - This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Lynn Taylor was arrested in Manchester, NH by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. Taylor was wanted on an outstanding Merrimack County warrant for probation violations. Taylor was on probation as a result of her convictions and sentences for Disarming a Police Officer and Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon.


March 18, 2015 - Federal fugitive Lance Ealy knows the true meaning of the “long arm of the law.” Ealy was indicted by a federal grand jury for 46 counts of fraudulent activity, including buying and selling stolen identities, access card devices, and filing false income tax returns. The manhunt began on November 15, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio but came to abrupt end this morning in Atlanta, Georgia.


March 17, 2015 - Attorney General Holder Delivers Special Remarks at Memorial Service
for Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells - Thank you. I am grateful for this opportunity to pay tribute to the inspiring life and courageous work of Josie Wells; a man—a patriot—who gave his life in the service of his country. And I am honored to stand among so many friends, colleagues and family members who are proud to call this true American hero their own.


March 17, 2015 - U.S. Marshals arrested a Cedar Rapids man today, wanted in Wisconsin on multiple charges of armed robbery, and battery. Christopher Green was charged in January 2015 by the Stevens Point Police Department for an Armed Robbery that had taken place. Following the incident, the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in the hunt for Green.


March 17, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force took custody of one of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives, U.S. citizen Mario Jerardo Talavera, on Friday, March 13. In 2011, Talavera was featured on Fox’s America’s Most Wanted in connection with the gruesome 2008 murder of Albuquerque resident Danny Baca.


March 17, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested an Arizona man today on outstanding warrants issued in Willcox, AZ. James Wade Bell is wanted in Arizona on three counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Public Sexual Indecency to a Minor.


March 17, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Sheena Johnson, who was wanted for Institutional Sexual Assault. On March 11, 2015, state authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Johnson.


March 13, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Harrison Michael Rineholt, who was wanted for violating Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law. On December 10, 2012, Rineholt was convicted of sexual abuse of children in York County, Pennsylvania, and as a result of that conviction, was required to register as a sex offender.


March 12, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Lenard Tyrone Davis, who is better known as “Jelly.” Davis had numerous outstanding felony warrants including; Attempted Malicious Wounding (five counts), and Hit & Run (one count). These warrants stem from an incident when it is alleged that Davis accelerated a vehicle directly towards multiple witnesses in order to flee a crime scene.


March 11, 2015 - Statement by Attorney General Holder on Fatal Shooting of Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells - “Deputy Marshal Josie Wells was a dedicated law enforcement officer, a remarkable patriot and a courageous public servant. Though he was taken from us far too suddenly and far too soon, he leaves behind an indelible legacy that will live on in the lives he touched; in the work that the U.S. Marshals Service continues to perform; and in a world that is safer because of his devoted service."


March 11, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Adult Parole Director Todd Ishee announce the closure of one of Ohio’s oldest warrants. In 1967, Perry Greathouse, was charged with 1st degree Murder and convicted of Manslaughter in the beating and strangulation death of his 3 year old step-daughter in Hartville, OH.


March 11, 2015 - Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells died from a gunshot wound received in the line of duty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 10. Wells, 27, a native of Mississippi had been with the U.S. Marshals Service since January 2011.


March 10, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 20 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00am on March 13th, 2015 in Albuquerque. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.


March 10, 2015 - The U.S. Marshal Service is currently searching for fugitive Paul Ceglia, based on arrest warrant that was issued in the Western District of New York by U.S. Magistrate Judge McCarthy. Ceglia was awaiting trial in the Southern District of New York for allegedly creating a "multi-billion-dollar scheme" to defraud Facebook.


March 10, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force announces the arrest of Wilfredo Rodriguez-Rodriguez, who was wanted on a federal warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Dangerous Drugs. Rodriguez-Rodriguez was featured by the U.S. Marshals Service as one of the top ten most wanted fugitives in Puerto Rico.


March 10, 2015 - The man who is responsible for the Kernersville Middle School being placed on lockdown Monday afternoon is in custody. Today, Benjamin Martin was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force. Martin was wanted by the Department of Community Corrections - Probation/Parole for absconding Post-Release for the Sell of a Schedule II controlled substance.


March 09, 2015 - U.S. Marshals arrested Moises Valdez at the San Luis, Arizona, Port of Entry, on  Wednesday, March 4th for murder. On November 2, 2014, Marissa Pineda De Almanza, a member of the United States Air Force Reserve, was found deceased inside her apartment in Elk Grove, CA.


March 06, 2015 - Last evening, fugitive Davelle Broadus was arrested in Methuen, MA for Attempted Murder and being a Felon in Possession of a dangerous weapon. Broadus is alleged to have been involved in a fight on March 4th at the Pericles Democratic Club on Spruce Street in Manchester. During this altercation, a man was stabbed multiple times resulting in very serious injuries, including paralysis.


March 05, 2015 - U.S. Marshals escorted a former military officer from Honduras to the U.S. to face child pornography charges. James Benjamin Smith, a resident of Valrico, Florida, has an outstanding warrant in Hillsborough County, Florida, charging him with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography, both images and video.


March 05, 2015 - David Davalos was arrested this afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Davalos committed Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.


March 05, 2015 - On February 26, 2015, Dominiq Marquan DeLoach, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and High Point Police Department. Arrest warrants were obtained for Dominiq Marquan DeLoach for Homicide, Robbery with a Firearm, First Degree Burglary and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.


March 04, 2015 - This morning, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Nicole Wells was arrested in Manchester, NH by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. Wells was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for Supervised Release Violations. Nicole was on supervised release as a result of her conviction and sentence in a 2008 case for Distribution of Cocaine.


March 03, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of James Terrell Booker, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Booker was apprehended after a nation-wide manhunt involving Federal and Local Law Enforcement from California and Arkansas. Booker was wanted after he escaped from a Federal Detention Facility in Southern California.


March 03, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Teon Garland. Garland had been on the run for over one year, with an outstanding warrant out of Portsmouth for Carnal Knowledge. In December 2013, it is alleged that Garland sexually assaulted a female under the age of sixteen while at a residence in Portsmouth.


March 02, 2015 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - After only three months on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive list, self-proclaimed pastor and accused sexual predator Victor Arden Barnard was arrested Friday, February 27, in Pipa, Brazil. Barnard is wanted by the Pine County Sheriff’s Office in Pine City, Minnesota, for 59 felony counts of criminal sexual assault stemming from allegations that he sexually abused young girls while acting as their pastor.


March 02, 2015 - U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Martin Pane, announced the arrest of Demetrius Franklin in Scranton. On February 28, 2015, the Scranton Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Franklin with Rape by Force, Statutory Sexual Assault, Unlawful Contact with a Minor and Corruption of a Minor.


February 26, 2015 - Edward Arocha was arrested this afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Arocha committed 1st Degree Murder.


February 26, 2015 - U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Martin Pane, announced the arrest of William Fogle, who is charged with Rape and other related offenses.


February 25, 2015 - A woman accused of shooting and killing a Detroit, Michigan man earlier this month was arrested in Huntington, West Virginia. Yasmeen Jamilla Taylor was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals, Huntington Police Department, Cabell County Sheriff’s and other members of the CUFFED Task Force.


February 25, 2015 - Last night, Deputy U.S. Marshals took custody of Manuel Mauro Rivera-Ramirez from law enforcement officials in the Republic of Mexico at the Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas. In September 2008, a warrant was issued by the Pima County Superior Court charging Rivera-Ramirez with violating his conditions of probation after Absconding from Supervision.


February 25, 2015 - This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Haley Laplant, was arrested in Gilford, NH. Laplant was being sought on a Merrimack County Superior Court warrant for Failure to Appear on a charge involving synthetic narcotics.


February 25, 2015 - Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Ryan Souza was arrested in Manchester, NH. Souza was being sought on several arrest warrants, including a Strafford County warrant for Failure to Appear on two counts of Theft by Unauthorized Taking; a Hillsborough County warrant for Failure to Appear on a Possession of Cocaine charge; and a Parole Violation on an original charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


February 25, 2015 - The Marshals Service has been diligently working with state and local law enforcement officers to arrest violent fugitives in all 33 counties in New Mexico. Operation Desert Snow has five phases which have already been implemented throughout the entire state of New Mexico. The operation is building partnerships between state, county, local and tribal agencies in order to develop an emergency response strategy throughout the entire state.


February 24, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Willie Rollins. Rollins was wanted out of New London, Connecticut in relation to the sexual assault of a minor female that occurred in late 2014.


February 23, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for a Return on Mittimus and an Escape warrant. Michael Germain was arrested in Arlington, Vermont when confronted by the Vermont State Police.


February 23, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force of Savannah, Georgia and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office arrested fugitive Gerald L. Warren at an apartment complex in Saint Marys, Georgia. Warren was being sought by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida on alleged charges of Sexual Battery of a Child (3 counts), Attempted Sexual Battery with a Child, Sexual Activity with a Child, and Incest.


February 20, 2015 - Jacquay Howard was arrested this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force in Houston, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Howard committed Capital Murder.


February 19, 2015 - United States Marshal Pete Elliott and Northeast Regional Adult Parole Director Todd Ishee announce the expansion of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force with the new Cold Case Unit. The Cold Case Unit will have dedicated and experienced full time investigative personnel utilizing all the assets of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Adult Parole Authority to assist our partners with tracking down those fugitives in the Northern District of Ohio who are alleged to be uncatchable.


February 18, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Lonnie Duncan and Stacey Zell. The pair was wanted by the Muskogee Sheriff’s Office for Failing to Appear on multiple drug related charges.


February 18, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals are again auctioning 50,000 bitcoins in connection with a civil forfeiture action against and the criminal conviction of Ross Ulbricht in federal court in the Southern District of New York.


February 13, 2015 - Roberto Franco Jr., was arrested this evening by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Moreno Valley Police Department Special Enforcement Team, where it is alleged that Franco committed Attempted Murder.


February 12, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for a multitude of charges, including Possession of Narcotics and a Probation Violation. Cindy Abbott was arrested in Barre, VT when located by members of the task force.


February 11, 2015 - The United States Marshals Puerto Rico Violent Offender Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of Luis J. Carrasquillo-Lizardi. Carrasquillo-Lizardi was wanted on warrants issued by the Puerto Rico Police Department for double murder and charged with 1st Degree Murder among several other offenses. Carrasquillo-Lizardi was arrested without incident in New Bedford, MA.


February 11, 2015 - Yesterday afternoon, Fredrick Wayne McLucas Jr. was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and Durham Police Department. On February 10th, an arrest warrant was issued for McLucas Jr. for Murder by the Durham Police Department.


February 10, 2015 - Daniel Varnes was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshals Service and West Virginia State Police in Huntington, West Virginia. Varnes, who was listed as one of Colorado’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders, is charged with five counts of Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender.


February 10, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Sophia Williams for Accessory After the Fact to First-Degree Murder. Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania arrested Williams in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County.


February 09, 2015 - Edgar Lamar Scott was arrested by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Alamo Heights Police Department, where it is alleged that Scott committed Aggravated Robbery.


February 06, 2015 - Federal agents with the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement located and apprehended a cold case homicide suspect in Charlotte, NC. Eduardo Juarez Dominguez was taken into custody for allegedly committing Homicide in San Bernardino, California in 1998.


February 06, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Sergio Granados-Ruelas. The Pennsylvania State Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Granados-Ruelas with Rape, Burglary, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint and Sexual Assault. The Pennsylvania State Police requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend him.


February 06, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for Escape from Custody-Furlough, amongst other charges. Nina Keus was arrested by the task force with the assistance of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in New Ipswich, NH.


February 06, 2015 - Last evening, this week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Todd Burke was arrested in Fitchburg, Mass by members of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. Burke was being sought on a federal arrest warrant for Bail Violations. Burke is on bail for charges of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.


February 05, 2015 - U.S. Marshals arrested a Cedar Rapids man today wanted on charges related to burglary and trafficking stolen firearms. Brandon Robertson failed to appear for sentencing in October 2014. Following the incident, the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in the hunt for Robertson.


February 05, 2015 - Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Carlos Perez, Jr. was arrested in Concord, NH. Perez was being sought on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for Supervised Release Violation. Perez was on supervised release after being convicted and sentenced for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


February 04, 2015 - This morning, Javier Antonio Benitez-Fuentes was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Greensboro Police Department. Benitez-Fuentes was wanted by the Greensboro Police Department for First Degree Sex Offense with a Child (two counts).


February 03, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Sharonda R. Walker, who was wanted for Aggravated Assault and other related offenses in Williamsport, PA.


February 03, 2015 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Western PA Fugitive Task Force captured the second suspect in a January 20, 2015 McKeesport, PA, homicide. Jonathan “B.J.” Coles was captured one week after his alleged accomplice Roman “Rome” Jones was arrested by Task Force officers in West Virginia. Coles and Jones were charged by the Allegheny County Police Department with Criminal Homicide, Criminal Attempt-Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault and Carrying a Firearm without a License.


January 30, 2015 - This morning, Joseph Adam Alexander was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force. On January 28, 2015, warrants were issued by the Chapel Hill Police Department charging Alexander with Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Dwelling (eight counts).


January 30, 2015 - Michael Bracht, a resident of Dot Lake, who was wanted on outstanding state warrants after failing to return from a temporary release from custody, has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Alaska Fugitive Task Force assisted by the Alaska State Troopers and the Fairbanks Police Department.


January 29, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Andre Anthony Williams. Williams was wanted by the Norfolk Police Department for Felony Abuse and Neglect of Children.


January 29, 2015 - Logan Anderson Swank was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, where it is alleged that Swank committed Homicide.


January 29, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Noren Cortez, who was wanted for multiple charges including: Rape of a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child, Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child (less than 16 years old).


January 28, 2015 - Peter Tobin, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Thomas Gregory Thompson, and his assistant Alison Louise Antekeier were arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Southern District of Florida (Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force) on arrest warrants issued by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


January 27, 2015 - Richard Francis Krebs was arrested in Omaha, NE on January 27, 2015. Krebs, who was wanted by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office since January 22, 2015, is charged with two counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child, and Lewd Fondling with a Child (under 14).


January 26, 2015 - A member of Northern Nevada’s U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, with assistance of the California Highway Patrol, arrested Mark Tyler Pierce this evening. Pierce was arrested without incident while traveling eastbound on highway 80 outside of Truckee, CA. He was taken into custody for an outstanding murder warrant originating from Hoke County, NC.


January 26, 2015 - U.S. Marshals tracked Matthew Lynn Brewster, formerly of Tucson, Arizona, to Saudi Arabia where he was detained and subsequently returned to the United States earlier today. In April 2014, the Pima County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Brewster, which charged him with multiple counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor under the age of Fifteen.


January 26, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico, Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team Task Force, New Mexico State Police and Deputies with the Marshals Service in Arkansas and Missouri arrested Elisa Charlene Blair-Ward and returned her children to her estranged husband Friday evening. Blair-Ward is accused of kidnapping her two children from Taos after custody was granted to the children’s father.


January 26, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Allegheny County Police homicide suspect Roman Jones. Jones was apprehended this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in Shinnston, WV.


January 23, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service in Charlotte, along with members of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Shawn Greer in Lincolnton, NC. Greer was wanted by the Norfolk, VA Police Department for Murder, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, along with Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.


January 23, 2015 - Paul Ray Bass was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force in Houston, Texas. Bass has been on the “Texas Top Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender” list since January 9, 2015.


January 23, 2015 - This morning, Chris Emmanuel Wiggins was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force. On October 17, 2014, warrants were issued by the Hillsborough Police Department charging Wiggins with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Felony Conspiracy Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury after a shooting that occurred on October 11, 2014.


January 23, 2015 - Jonathan Prado was arrested this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in San Antonio, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department, where it is alleged that Prado committed Aggravated Robbery.


January 23, 2015 - Charles Leon Carr, whose last known address was in Austin, Texas, was deported to the United States last night from the Republic of Mexico. Carr, wanted by Texas and U.S. law enforcement agencies for several felony warrants arising from his flight from Austin was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in Houston pending his appearance before the U.S. District Court.


January 22, 2015 - After nearly a decade on the run, murder suspect Eduardo Estrada-Garcia is finally back on U.S. soil to face his charges. The U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force took custody of Estrada-Garcia after he was extradited from Mexico.


January 22, 2015 - Yesterday morning, Tyrone Stanback Jr. was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Durham Police Department. On January 16, 2015, warrants were obtained by the Durham Police Department for Stanback for Assault Serious Bodily Injury, First Degree Kidnapping, Assault by Strangulation, and several misdemeanor charges involving Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Minor Present and Communicating Threats.


January 22, 2015 - Yesterday morning, Frankie Lamonte Pettiford was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Durham Police Department. On December 19, 2014, warrants were issued by the Durham Police Department for Pettiford for Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin, Sell Heroin, and Deliver Heroin.


January 22, 2015 - This afternoon, Jeremiah Decaslo Obrien was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Winston-Salem Police Department SWAT Team. Obrien was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official.


January 22, 2015 - Tremain Vaughn Scott was arrested in Topeka, KS on January 21, 2015. Scott was wanted by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office and by the Missouri Department of Corrections for a Parole Violation since August 2014.


January 21, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Darnell Stokes, who was wanted for Aggravated Assault and firearm-related offenses in Wilkes-Barre, PA.


January 21, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the Sunny Street Café franchised restaurant in Concord, Ohio. A minimum bid of $425,000 is required in the sealed bid process. Sealed bids will be accepted from qualified registered bidders until Feb. 20. The restaurant has been forfeited to the U.S. government in the federal court case involving John Struna and his defrauding of the Taupa Lithuanian Credit Union.


January 21, 2015 - The man accused of shooting a thirteen-year-old girl as she lay sleeping in Lebanon has been apprehended in Brentwood, Tennessee by U.S. Marshals and Brentwood Police. Joseph C. Hendry II was arrested at the Extended Stay America Hotel on Church Street.


January 20, 2015 - The U.S. Marshal Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating fugitive sex offender, Edgar Gordon. Gordon is required to register as a sex offender due to a 1994 conviction in Caribou County, Maine Superior Court for Gross Sexual Assault on a victim under the age of 18. Gordon is considered a Tier III sex offender and is required to register for life while living in NH. A Tier III offender is the highest level of sex offender and deemed the most likely to re-offend.


January 17, 2015 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - After only three months on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive list, suspected murderer Peter Castillo is now in custody after he was arrested on January 15th in the Dominican Republic. Castillo was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing 22-year-old military veteran Stephen Perez on May 10, 2012, following an altercation that occurred in the Boston Theater District.


January 16, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a Vermont fugitive who was wanted for Aggravated Domestic Assault (1st Degree), amongst other charges. Derrick Morin was arrested in Benson, Vermont when confronted by members of the VVOTF.


January 16, 2015 - Clas Christian Nyback was arrested by investigators with the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Greensboro Police Department. Nyback was wanted out of Palm Beach County, Florida for Failure to Appear on 10 counts of Possess, Control, or Intentionally View Sexual Performance by a Child.


January 15, 2015 - Booker T. Gattis was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Durham Police Department. On December 19, 2014, warrants were issued for Gattis for charges including; Trafficking Opium or Heroin, and Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin.


January 15, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Taquan Worsley and Jamar Gay. Worsley and Gay were wanted by Chesapeake Police Department in connection to a drive-by shooting that injured three people.


January 15, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of David Jackson for Criminal Homicide. Task force officers from the Middle District of Pennsylvania arrested Jackson without incident in Steelton, PA.


January 15, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals arrested an Indiana woman wanted on charges of Attempted Homicide. Danette Jones is a suspect in a 2014 attempted murder in Gary, IN. Gary Police Department Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jones on December 08, 2014, and began working with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Task force, in the hunt for multiple suspects.


January 15, 2015 - Yesterday afternoon, Justin Demond Hardy was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force. On December 30, 2014, warrants were issued by the Chapel Hill Police Department charging Hardy with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine (six counts) and Felony Possession of Cocaine (six counts).


January 14, 2015 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - U.S. marshals arrested career criminal and 15 Most Wanted fugitive Tam Minh Le on Tuesday evening at an Ashland, Virginia, motel. Philadelphia Police Department wanted Le for a brutal crime. On Aug. 27, 2014, he and his associates allegedly threw three men that were bound, beaten and stabbed in the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, leaving them for dead. One of the victims miraculously survived the ordeal.


January 14, 2015 - The U.S. Marshal Service is proud to announce the arrest of Merrimack County fugitive, Robert Amos. Robert Leroy Amos was arrested in Selina, Kansas by members of the U.S. Marshals – Kansas Apprehension Task Force. Amos had been scheduled to appear for his arraignment on a Concord, NH Police Department case for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.


January 12, 2015 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico, Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team, and Albuquerque Police Department Detectives arrested fugitive Alberto Martinez who is a suspect in the death of his brother.


January 12, 2015 - United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Randy Wright. Wright was wanted in Connecticut for Sexual Assault 1st Degree of a Minor, Sexual Assault 2nd Degree of a Minor, and Risk of Injury to a Child.


January 12, 2015 - The U.S. Marshals Service Vermont Violent Offender Task Force arrested a fugitive who was wanted for Escape. Haley Colburn, of White River Junction, Vermont, was arrested in Swanton, Vermont when confronted by members of the task force.


January 09, 2015 - Last night, the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Clifford Wittenburg at the Wind Jammer Apartments in Springfield Township, Ohio. Wittenburg was wanted by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, in Michigan, for Sexual Assault of a Minor and had been wanted since September of 2013.


January 08, 2015 - Arturo Villalobos-Gomes was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office. On December 9, 2014, the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office issued warrants for Gomes for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Accessory After the Fact.


January 08, 2015 - Michael Nashae Kimbrough was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia on January 6, 2014. Kimbrough was profiled as a Pennsylvania State Police Ten Most Wanted Fugitive. Kimbrough was wanted by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole pursuant to a parole violation arrest warrant for the original offenses of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.


January 06, 2015 - U.S. Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Kevin Jermaine Walker. Walker was wanted by the Norfolk Police Department in connection with a shooting that occurred on December 24, 2014. Walker had outstanding warrants for both Malicious Wounding and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.


January 05, 2015 - The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico, would like to announce that the United States Marshals Service will post a reward for up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect who shot the Albuquerque Police Officer in the early morning hours of January 3, 2015.


January 05, 2015 - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Kenneth E. Stoner, who was wanted by the West York Police Department for with Rape by Forcible Compulsion, and lesser included offenses.


January 05, 2015 - Recently, Concord, NH area residents have been contacted by a person from a fictitious agency that they refer to as the Federal Warrant Service. The caller identifies himself or herself as a high ranking officer and that the recipient of the call has a warrant for failing to appear for federal jury duty. The U.S. Marshals and U.S. District Court would like to assure the public that this is a SCAM!


January 04, 2015 - Ignacio Ruiz, was arrested yesterday by police officers in Piedras Negras, MX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, where it is alleged that Ruiz committed 1st Degree Murder.


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