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Southern District of West Virginia - News Releases

September 24, 2016 - Members of the U.S. Marshals CUFFED Fugitive Task Force safely recovered two subjects of an Amber Alert in the Cabin Creek area of Kanawha County. Katherine Derleth and Christopher Ray Derleth were found safe at a makeshift campsite in the Kayford area of Cabin Creek. Christopher M. Derleth was taken into custody on charges of Aggravated Kidnapping out of Illinois.

August 19, 2015 - Today, the U.S. Marshal's Great Lakes Regional Task Force arrested James Brandjes for Murder charges out of Parkersburg, WV. The Task Force was provided information that Brandjes was in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago by Deputy U.S. Marshals in Charleston, WV.

June 22, 2015 - U.S. Marshals Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division Task Force arrested William Michael Smith, a Harrison County man wanted for three counts of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Federal Supervised Release Violations and Battery.

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 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.

June 11, 2014 - Fugitive Juan Manuel Pagan was arrested by the United States Marshals Service CUFFED Fugitive Task Force in Beckley on June 09, 2014. Pagan was wanted by the Philadelphia, PA Special Victims Unit on charges of Rape, Sexual Assault, Burglary, Firearms Violations, Assault, Terroristic Threats, False Imprisonment and Theft.
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