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For Immediate Release

March 19, 2010 DUSM David Long, District of Alaska (907) 271-1390;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Alaska Fugitive Captured In North Dakota 

Anchorage, AK U.S. Marshals in North Dakota captured James Lyle Mead on March 18, 2010. Mead, who allegedly shot Lance Scott in Delta Junction in February 2009, was wanted by the State of Alaska for Attempted Murder and Assault. Shortly after the incident Mead fled to Canada where he was detained by Canadian authorities. Due to an administrative error he was mistakenly released into the United States and allowed to cross the border on foot at Blaine, Washington in May 2009. 

The Alaska Fugitive Task Force (AFTF) tracked Mead to a remote ranch near McVille, North Dakota. AFTF notified US Marshals in North Dakota who quickly apprehended Mead.

The Alaska Fugitive Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional task force made up of members from the U.S. Marshals, Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Police Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and other agencies.

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