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For Immediate Release

June 28, 2010 Amanda Lyons, Deputy U.S. Marshal - D/SC
Public Information Officers (803) 765-5479
New Jersey Fugitive Apprehended in South Carolina by U.S. Marshals

Columbia, SC - U.S. Marshals Operation Intercept (OPIN) Fugitive Task Force arrested Bashi Ahmed Sorey on Friday June 24th, 2010 at 27 Harry Avenue Sumter, SC. Sorey is wanted for a New Jersey Parole Violation from October 20th, 2009 and an alleged Aggravated Assault with a Weapon Warrant on May 19th, 2009 from DeKalb County Georgia. The New York New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NYNJ RFTF) was assisting the New Jersey Parole Board in apprehension of Sorey when information obtained led them to SC. Operation Intercept received a request for assistance on Wednesday June 23rd, 2010 from the NYNJ RFTF in apprehending Sorey. OPIN and Sumter Police Department Officers discovered Sorey hiding in a small space in the kitchen cabinets at the Harry Avenue address. Sorey was arrested without incident and booked into the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center where he is awaiting bond and extradition hearings.

U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington stated “Fugitives attempt to evade law enforcement, however through the efforts of all agencies involved Sorey will now face his pending charges. The due diligence of all law enforcement makes it hard to hide in South Carolina. I appreciate all the hard work they do each day.”

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