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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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  • USMS Blue Courage

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    Blue Courage course participants

  • Inside a U.S. Marshals Sex Offender Investigation

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    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida issued a press release March 26, 2024.  “Jumbotron Hacker and Prolific Child Molester Sentenced to 220 Years in Federal Prison,” the headline read. 

  • Cleveland Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

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    Cleveland, OH – Earlier this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Arshawn Thomas, 18. Thomas was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for murder. 

  • U.S. Marshals and Area Law Enforcement Capture Two First-Degree Murder Suspects Wanted in Unrelated Crimes

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    Memphis, TN – Today, U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police Officers, Shelby County (TN), and Desoto County (MS) Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Teams captured Quaverre Rogers, 27, of Southaven, Mississippi, who was wanted for a deadly shooting that took place on Beale Street in Memphis during the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture West Tennessee Fugitive in Southern California

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    Hardin County, TN – A West Tennessee fugitive on the run for 15 months was captured by U.S. Marshals in Southern California.

    On January 24, 2023, an arrest for Jason Carol Gray, 42, was issued in Hardin County Circuit Court in Savannah, Tennessee for Distribution of Methamphetamine.

  • Most Wanted Canadian Fugitive Arrested in Hartford in March Returned to Canada

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    New Haven, CT - A Canadian most wanted fugitive arrested in Hartford March 26 has been returned to Ontario to face the charges against him.  

    Kensworth Alton Francis, 29, of the Bahamas, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, stemming from a 2022 shooting incident at an Ontario nightclub which left two men dead.

  • Cleveland Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Georgia

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    Atlanta, GA – Today, members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) arrested Ian Price, 21, near Atlanta, Georgia. Price was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder.

  • U.S. Marshals Recover Tucson Children Kidnapped by Parents in 2018

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    Tucson, AZ – A couple wanted in the U.S. on multiple charges, including the 2018 kidnapping of their own children, were arrested April 5 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and their two children have been safely returned to the Arizona Department of Child Services.

  • USMS Deputies Run Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay

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    Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Participants

  • U.S. Marshals in GA Apprehend 4 Men Wanted in TX Robbery

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    Atlanta, GA - The U.S.

  • USMS Task Force Investigation Leads to Arrest in Juarez, Mexico

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    Las Cruces, NM – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) District of New Mexico (D/NM) Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) developed information on April 9, 2024, resulting in the arrest of a man in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX. The subject was wanted for his involvement in a homicide that took place in Mesilla, New Mexico on April 1, 2024.

  • Eastern Arkansas Task Force Officers Recognized for Saving Toddler’s Life

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    Task Force Officers Receiving Awards

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive in Racine, WI

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    Racine, WI - The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Wisconsin Fugitive Task Force, along with Racine Police Department and the Racine County Sheriff’s deputies, went to an apartment complex on 3 Mile Road in Racine, WI to search for a wanted fugitive, Henry Gryer.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture Murder Fugitive

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    Jackson, TN – Today, U.S. Marshals captured Monty Jones, 49, who was wanted for Second Degree Murder in connection to a 2023 overdose death in Humboldt, Tennessee.

  • International Sex Offender With Ties to Cleveland Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Marshals (USMS) in Maryland, in conjunction with the USMS in Cleveland, OH arrested Stephan A. Pittman (46) in Fort Washington, Maryland earlier today. Pittman was wanted by the USMS for failure to register as a sex offender and by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for failure to appear on prior sex offender registration violations.

  • U.S. Marshals Service CARFTF Task Force Officer Awarded Purple Heart

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    Washington, DC – A U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) Officer was presented the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Purple Heart Award in a ceremony at USMS Headquarters on March 22, 2024.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Two Cleveland Homicide Suspects in One Day in Two Different States

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    Cleveland, OH – Yesterday, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested two individuals wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for two separate homicides. The task force arrested a juvenile female in the morning in Cleveland and then Mar’Shawn Johnson, 21, yesterday evening in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • U.S. Marshals, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Michigan State Police Capture Shooting Suspect in Michigan

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    Cadillac, MI – The Michigan State Police 7th District Fugitive Team and the U.S. Marshals Grand Rapids Fugitive Task Force (GRFTF) arrested Fugitive Malcolm Williams on April 2, 2024.  

  • U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force Officer Awarded Purple Heart

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    U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Officer, Scott Chambers and CARFTF members

  • Fugitive Wanted for Homicide Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Maine

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    Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) announce the arrest of Jeremiah Abreu, 20, of Brockton, MA.