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District of Arizona - News Releases

September 27, 2018 - Fugitive Naomis A. Winfrey was captured by U.S. Marshals Service Task Force members bringing a widespread three-day manhunt to an end. The Arizona Department of Corrections issued an arrest warrant for Winfrey for parole violation stemming from a 1993 conviction out of Pima County. Winfrey’s convictions include murder in the 1st degree, burglary in the 2nd degree and theft. Winfrey served 25 years of a life sentence when he was paroled by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency to home arrest and electronic monitoring.

September 20, 2018 - On September 19th, Jamal Devonte Coburn, 26, was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force in Glendale, AZ for a homicide warrant out of West Columbia, South Carolina.

August 30, 2018 - On Thursday, Elton Jardines, 30, was deported to the United States after his arrest in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico. Jardines was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for two counts of 1st Degree Murder and two counts of Aggravated Assault.

August 03, 2018 - From July 30-August 3, 2018, the United States Marshals Service Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force conducted Operation Southern Star VII. This operation focused on reducing violent crime in Pima, Cochise, and Graham Counties by targeting violent fugitives wanted for violent crimes and drug offenses.

July 18, 2018 - A former U.S. Marshals most wanted fugitive was extradited back to Phoenix from Buenos Aires, Argentina, late Tuesday. Paul Eischeid, 46, had been in the custody of Argentinean authorities since his arrest in the country in 2011, which ended his eight-year run from justice after being indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for drug trafficking and RICO violations, including counts of kidnapping and homicide.

June 16, 2018 - On Thursday, June 14, Erick Salvador Enriquez-Aranda, 43, also known as El Ericko, was extradited to the Republic of Mexico after his arrest in Phoenix, AZ. Enriquez-Aranda was wanted by the Mexican State of Sonora on homicide charges.

May 01, 2018 - During of the month of April, the U.S. Marshals Service honored and recognized victims of crime by conducting “Operation Justice 2018”. The initiative involved 16 law enforcement agencies from Maricopa and Pinal counties. In order to have the greatest impact on victim crimes, the operation employed a systematic and sustained approach to target and arrest violent fugitives wanted for higher level felony crimes including Homicide, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Dangerous Drugs, and Aggravated Assault.

April 06, 2018 - This morning, Ismael Perez-Barraza, 28, was deported to the United States after his arrest in a Culiacan, Sinaloa yesterday afternoon. Perez-Barraza was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department on charges of Homicide.

March 29, 2018 - On March 27, 2018, a 20 month old missing child from Tucson, Arizona, was returned to the United States by Mexican authorities through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. On Jan. 31, 2018, Jeanette Lopez had a supervised visit with her 18 month old daughter who is in DCS custody. Lopez took her child during the supervised visit and fled to Mexico to avoid capture.

February 14, 2018 - On Monday evening, Daniel Teed was arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona. Teed was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Pennsylvania for failure to surrender to serve 120 months at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Marshals led task force, Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force with the critical assistance from the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force apprehended the subject without incident.

April 01, 2017 - From March 28th to March 30th, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted “Operation Justice 2017,” a metro wide fugitive round-up involving 24 law enforcement agencies from Maricopa and Pinal counties. The operation targeted violent fugitives wanted for higher level felony crimes including robbery, sexual assault, dangerous drugs, and aggravated assault.

January 14, 2017 - Yesterday afternoon, Raul Alferes Luesa was extradited back to the United States after his arrest in Jojulta, Morelos, Mexico. Luesa was wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for his repeated sexual abuse of multiple children.

December 16, 2016 - From December 13th-15th, the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona, along with partnering state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted “Operation Grinch Stopper 2016.” The operation focused on fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants for crimes to include robbery, burglary, theft, larceny and drugs and resulted in the arrest of 157 fugitives statewide.

September 17, 2016 - Evin Blanchard was arrested in Phoenix by members of the U.S. Marshals led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force. Blanchard was wanted by the San Francisco Police Department on several counts of sexual criminal conduct which included five counts of Child Molestation, four counts of Sending Harmful Material to a Minor and Production of Child Pornography.

September 10, 2016 - From July 12th - September 2nd, the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona coordinated a targeted fugitive operation named “Operation Summer Burn.” This two month operation, focused in west Phoenix and central Chandler, concentrated efforts on areas with historically high gang activity in order to enhance public safety.

April 11, 2016 - From April 5th to April 8th, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted “Operation Justice 2016,” a metro wide fugitive round-up involving 29 law enforcement agencies from Maricopa and Pinal counties. The operation targeted over a thousand fugitives wanted for higher level felony crimes including Robbery, Rape, Dangerous Drugs, and Assault.

March 15, 2016 - Yesterday afternoon, Christian Mares was arrested near the area of Broadway and Mesa Dr. in Mesa. Mares, was wanted out of San Mateo County, California on a warrant for Attempted Murder, issued by San Francisco Police Department.

March 06, 2016 - Yesterday evening, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office officials took custody of Armando Inigo Aguilar from immigration officials in the Republic of Mexico at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona. Aguilar, a U.S. citizen, was deported from Mexico on an outstanding arrest warrant for Sexual Assault, Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and a Parole Violation.

December 11, 2015 - From December 8th - 10th, the U.S. Marshals Service in Arizona, along with 38 partnering state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted “Operation Grinch Stopper 2015.” The operation focused on fugitives wanted for outstanding arrest warrants for property crimes to include robbery, burglary, theft, larceny and drugs. This operation resulted in the arrest of 205 fugitives statewide.

October 31, 2015 - Throughout the month of October, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers, and numerous federal, state, and local partners collaborated in “Operation Safe Treat 2015” across the state of Arizona. This operation targeted fugitive sex offenders, child predators with outstanding arrest warrants and those wanted for crimes against children.

April 20, 2015 - Beginning March 2nd, the U.S. Marshals Service in the District of Arizona coordinated a state wide fugitive operation involving law enforcement agencies from Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties. This operation targeted over a thousand fugitives wanted for higher level felony crimes, including homicide, robbery, rape, dangerous drugs, and assault.

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.

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.

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.

 
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