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U.S. Marshals Service

Southern District of West Virginia - News Releases

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.

August 23, 2013 - Moises Gamboa was apprehended in Rocky Point, Mexico by Mexican authorities with the assistance of U.S. Marshals Service and Drug Enforcement Administration personnel. Gamboa was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2010 for the distribution of over 1000 kilograms of marijuana in the Huntington area.

April 17, 2013 - Rashad Akeem Williams, a major fugitive wanted on two counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder on Police Officers and numerous Armed Robbery warrants, was arrested by the Charleston Police Department, U.S. Marshals, and members of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team on the west side of Charleston.

February 14, 2013 - Charleston Police Department and the United States Marshals teamed up to apprehend a bank robber in Louisville, Kentucky. William D. Young was arrested late Wednesday evening after Deputy U.S. Marshals tracked him to Louisville. Young is a suspect in the February 1, 2013 armed robbery of the Patrick Street BB&T. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice