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News Release

The U.S. Marshals serves as the enforcement arm of the federal courts and is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

Below are the news releases shared across the U.S. Marshals Service’s 94 districts informing the public of the day-to-day activities ranging from fugitive arrests, asset forfeitures, prisoner operations, judicial security measures as well as highlighting individual achievements and success stories within the agency.

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  • U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Mexico in January Extradited Back to NY to Face Charges in Murder of 6-Week-Old Baby

    • For Immediate Release
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    Syracuse, NY – A U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive who was arrested in Mexico in January extradited today to New York to face the charges against him in Albany County in the 2019 murder of an infant.

  • Connecticut Fugitive Accused of Manslaughter Captured in Maine

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) announce the arrest of Walter Lawson, 41, of Bridgeport, CT. Lawson was arrested yesterday in Bangor, Maine by members of the U.S. Marshals, Maine Violent Offender Task Force on a warrant issued from the State of Connecticut, charging him with 1st degree Manslaughter.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture Alabama Murder and Escape Fugitive in Memphis

    • For Immediate Release
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    Memphis, TN – An Alabama murder and escape fugitive, Travis Leshun Lee, 32, of Memphis, was captured by U.S. Marshals in Memphis on June 12, 2024.

  • U.S. Marshals and Franklin County SWAT Arrest Virginia Murder Suspect

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    Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) SWAT arrested fugitive Brandon Mattox on June 13, 2024.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive in Florida Wanted for Assaulting and Evading Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers

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    Counce, TN – On June 12, 2024, U.S. Marshals captured a Kentucky man in Florida who allegedly assaulted Tennessee law enforcement officers and led them on a vehicle pursuit.

  • Fremont County Escapee Wanted for Attempted Murder Back in Custody After Multi-Agency Manhunt

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    Colorado Springs, CO – A fugitive escapee wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is back in custody after a massive, multi-agency manhunt in southeast Colorado Friday evening.

  • U.S. Marshals and Area Law Enforcement Capture First-Degree Murder Fugitive; Suspect Intentionally Rams Police Vehicle During Arrest

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    Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshals, Memphis Department (MPD), and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Teams captured Travon Marshall, 19, of Memphis, who was wanted for a deadly shooting that took place in the Frayser area of Memphis last month.

  • U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Operation Nazare Wave

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    Washington, DC – A multiagency operation launched in mid-April to combat cross-jurisdictional violence that negatively impacts the communities within the National Capital Region has resulted in the arrest of 264 fugitives and the recovery of 21 firearms, 5.7 kg narcotics, and $254,890 in illicit U.S. currency.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Maine Fugitive in New Orleans, Louisiana

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) announces the arrest of Aziayh Scott, 23, of Hammond, Louisiana.

    Scott was arrested in New Orleans, Louisiana, on a warrant issued from the State of Maine, charging Scott with Manslaughter in connection with the death of a 22 month-old child back in May of 2024 in Maine.

  • Maine Fugitive Arrested for Gross Sexual Assault

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Maine announces the arrest of Nakoma Polches, 42, of Indian Township, ME.

  • NY Homicide Suspect Arrested in South Euclid by U.S. Marshals

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    Cleveland, OH – Earlier this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Cesar Soto-Roman, 21.  Soto-Roman was wanted by authorities in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico as well Rochester, New York. 

  • $5,000 Reward Offered for Tips Leading to the Arrest of Man Charged in Shooting Death at Hampton Restaurant

    • For Immediate Release
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    Hampton, VA – On February 14, 2024, Hampton Police responded to a restaurant on Coliseum Crossing in reference to a shooting inside the establishment. The victim, Travell Lavar Giles, was identified as an employee of the restaurant. Giles died due to injuries sustained during the shooting.

  • USMS Task Force Investigation Leads to Arrest of Fugitive on the Run Since 2000 in Fayetteville, NC

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    Las Cruces, NM – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) District of New Mexico (D/NM) Southwest Fugitive Team developed information on May 29, 2024, resulting in the arrest of a woman in Fayetteville, NC. Subject is wanted by the District of New Mexico stemming from an arrest in 1994 for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

  • U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Violent Fugitive After Standoff

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    Kansas City, MO – United States Marshal Scott Seeling announces the arrest of a violent fugitive wanted by multiple Kansas City metro agencies after a lengthy standoff in Kansas City, MO. 

  • USMS Recognizes National Missing Children’s Day

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    Washington, DC - May 25, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) recognized National Missing Children’s Day, established to honor the commitment to child safety and the importance of locating and protecting missing children. 

  • U.S. Marshals Recover Kidnapped Child

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    Cheyenne, WY – U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Wyoming Fugitive Task Force and members of the Evansville Police Department May 28 recovered a child kidnapped from Texas earlier this month.

    The recovery follows a May 17 request for assistance by the Abilene Police Department.

  • Hartford PD, U.S. Marshals Arrest 2 Murder Suspects

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    Hartford, CT – The Hartford Police Department and the Connecticut U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Violent Fugitive Task Force today arrested two men wanted on murder charges stemming from two separate shootings in Hartford.

  • Quincy, MA Fugitive Dubbed “Bad Breath Rapist” Captured in California After 16 Years on the Run

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  • Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Assaulting Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer

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    Philadelphia, PA - Members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force arrested Arthur Jones, 38, at a hotel in the 8800 block Tinicum Boulevard in Philadelphia. Jones was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department for aggravated assault, robbery, and firearms possession, in relation to a May 12th incident in the 2100 block of Oxford Street.

  • Man Wanted in 2022 Youngstown Gas Station Killing Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Youngstown, OH – The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) announces the arrest of wanted fugitive Zachary Bair, 33. Bair was wanted by the Youngstown Police Department for aggravated murder.