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U.S. Marshals Service

Eastern District of Michigan


  • May 15, 2013 - In May of 2013, the United States Marshal led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team netted its 15,000th arrest.  In July of 2004, U.S. Marshal Robert M. Grubbs of the Eastern District of Michigan wanted to begin partnering with local and state law enforcement as well as other federal agencies with the goal of working together to take violent offenders off the street.
  • May 15, 2013 - Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service’s Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team are pleased to announce the arrest of fugitive Dwayne Ballinger. Ballinger, who was convicted of murdering two men, had appealed his 2006 conviction and was granted temporary bond while the case was being reviewed by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • April 27, 2013 - Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested a suspect wanted in the murder of a 21-year-old female found shot to death in a room at the Corktown Inn on Detroit's West side in the early morning hours of April 19.
  • November 27, 2012 - The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team has made its first arrest using the new TIP411 system that it rolled out a few weeks ago. Shannon Gene Ring, of Monroe, Michigan, was arrested by the Marshals led task force. The arrest came as a direct result of a tip received via the new texting tip service. Ring was wanted in Monroe County from 1989 for Failure to Appear for a Probation Violation with the underlying charge being Manufacture and Deliver a Controlled Substance (Marijuana).
  • November 05, 2012 - U.S. Marshal Robert M. Grubbs announces the launch of a new ability for the public to assist the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team (DFAT) track down wanted fugitives. The Task Force is now able to receive anonymous tips from the public via text message or web tip. This was previously unavailable and tipsters were limited to calling in tips to the toll free hotline (866) 4WANTED.
  • September 27, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service-led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team conducted a three-day sex offender sweep in the City of Detroit. More than 80 officers worked the sweep that netted 70 Sex Offender Registry Felony arrests.
  • March 08, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service participated with the following federal partners, DEA/IRS/ATF in Operation Open Door. On this date, 14 seizure warrants were simultaneously executed  on properties in the Detroit Metropolitan area resulting in the seizure of 5 cars, 10 guns, 300k in jewelry, and $150k in cash. The case initiated as a drug case in the fall of 2007 and to date Operation Open Door has seized a total of 40 kilograms of cocaine, 4 kilograms of heroin, 2 kilograms of crack, 2,446 pounds of marijuana, $1,257,814.00 cash, $100,000.00 of jewelry, 14 arrests and 2 complaints.
  • July 09, 2009 – Following a five-year tradition of success in its national efforts, the U.S. Marshals Service locally conducted another successful Operation FALCON – Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally. Led by the U.S. Marshals, Operation FALCON 2009 netted 663 warrants closed within the Eastern District of Michigan from June 1 to June 30. Of the 663 closures in the Detroit Metropolitan area, 51 were for sex related crimes, 44 were for weapons and 14 were for homicides.
  • June 10, 2009 - Members of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Task Force and the Dearborn Police Department arrested homicide suspect Adnan Almayahi in Detroit, MI. Almayahi is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, Tiffany Nicole Williams, in Jacksonville, FL.

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