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For Immediate Release

March 25, 2010

Western District of Oklahoma

Deputy U.S. Marshal Kimberley  Heath, (405) 231-4207  X171

USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065



The U.S. Marshals Task Force tracked down Kelvin Bryant, wanted for three counts of first degree murder out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the case had been listed as a Marshal Service Major Case.

The diligent work by the Metro Fugitive Task Force led the investigation to Culberson St, where it was believed that Bryant, who was using the alias Joseph Bryant was staying with a family friend.  Contact with the residence was made by task force team members and Bryant  was taken into custody without incident.    Bryant is currently being held in Oklahoma county Jail pending extradition back to Philadelphia.  He is accused of shooting a rival drug dealer on the street.

The Oklahoma City Metro Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from Federal, State and Local Agencies led by the U.S. Marshals.  The task force objective is to seek out and arrest subjects wanted at the local, state and federal level.  

Last year investigations carried out by the U. S. Marshals led to the apprehension of approximately 36,400 federal fugitives and U.S. Marshal led task forces arrested more than 90,800 state and local fugitives.  Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act enacted in FY 2006 Marshals have apprehended 10,019 sex offenders in FY 2009.    More federal fugitives are arrested each year by the U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

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