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For Immediate Release

June 23, 2010 Amanda Lyons, Deputy U.S. Marshal - D/SC
Public Information Officers (803) 765-5479
U.S. Marshals Arrest Multiple Fugitives

Columbia, SC - On Thursday June 17th, 2010 at 212 Berry Ridge Circle Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers arrested William Manning for an Alleged Aggravated Assault/Shooting out of Newark New Jersey. Information received led U.S. Marshals to the South Carolina address where he was residing. Manning has been a fugitive since March 9th, 2010 when he fled after the alleged shooting. Manning was arrested without incident and transported to the Lexington County Detention Center where he awaits bond and extradition hearings.

Columbia, SC - On Wednesday June 9th, 2010 Deputy U.S. Marshals, Columbia Police Department Officers, and Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Odell Johnson for an alleged Armed Robbery, Assault & Battery with Intent to Kill charge stemming from an April 2010 incident. Deputy US Marshals were requested on June 7th, 2010 to assist in the apprehension of Johnson. Information obtained led them to an area off of Monticello Road. Deputy U.S. Marshals, Columbia Police, and Richland County Sheriff Deputies observed Johnson in a car on Dixie Avenue and Wood Brier Street. Johnson fled the vehicle and Deputy Marshals and officers pursued him on foot where he was immediately apprehended and transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where he awaits future court proceedings.

Columbia, SC - On Monday June 7th, 2010 Deputy U.S. Marshals and Wilson Police Department Officers arrested fugitives Daryl Len Farmer and Antonio Marquis Farmer at 4824 Smallwood Road, Columbia, SC. Both men are wanted in connection with an alleged triple shooting from Wilson, NC that happened on April 27th, 2010. Both men are charged with Attempted Murder and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. The fugitives are brothers and fled the Wilson, NC area after the alleged shooting. 

U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington stated “Fugitives can attempt to evade justice, however our collaborative efforts with other law enforcement prove justice will be served. These fugitives will now face their charges and be handed over to the appropriate agencies.”

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants. Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at