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May 29, 2003

"Don Juan" Fugitive Captured in Texas

Donald Craig McCaney Donald Craig McCaney

After being called a state fugitive for more than two years, Donald Craig MCCANEY is now being labeled a captured man by the U.S. Marshals. McCaney was arrested by a team of deputy marshals Wednesday in Dallas, Texas.

McCaney, also known as "Don Juan," was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Central District of California on a multi-count indictment that included charges of cocaine distribution, money laundering and financial fraud. He also was wanted for murder in Shreveport, Louisiana, firearms violations in Los Angeles, and bond default on narcotics charges in Seattle, Washington. He was added to the Marshals' 15 Most Wanted List on April 3.

A surveillance team spotted the career criminal leaving a Dallas residence and attempting to enter a rental car. A team of five deputy U.S. Marshals, supported by Dallas County deputy sheriffs, approached and confronted McCaney. He was arrested without incident. Approximately $6,000, and a 9mm handgun also were seized during the arrest.

This arrest was made possible due to the outstanding work of numerous law enforcement entities, including the U.S. Marshals in Dallas and Los Angeles, Drug Enforcement Administration, members of the Dallas Fort Worth Violent Offender Task Force, and the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force based in Los Angeles.

Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. Last year U.S. Marshals cleared 23,294 warrants on fugitives wanted by state and local law enforcement authorities in addition to 38,249 Federal fugitive warrants.

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