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For Immediate Release

May 18, 2011 Deputy Frank Newsom
Eastern District of California
Missouri Fugitive Arrested after 9 years on the run for Sodomy of a Minor

SACRAMENTO – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 48 year old Franklin Patrom in Nevada City, California. 

In February 2002 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office out of Missouri issued an arrest warrant for Patrom on three counts of First Degree Statutory Sodomy and one count of Child Molestation of a 9 year old Minor.  Patrom fled Missouri before his warrant was issued.  On May 16th 2011 the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Southern Missouri Fugitive Task Force (SMFT) with information regarding Patrom.  The SMFT contacted Deputy U.S. Marshals in Sacramento for assistance in locating Patrom.  Investigation by the Central Valley Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) placed Patrom at a residence in Nevada City. 

A Search Warrant was issued and Deputy U.S. Marshals from Sacramento along with Nevada County Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol K-9 Officers and the California Department of Corrections Agents attempted knocking on the door and received no answer.  Deputies and Officers breached the residence door and found Patrom inside he failed to comply with verbal commands and resisted Officer’s before being taken into custody.  Patrom was booked in the Nevada County Jail and is awaiting transfer to Greene County for Prosecution.   

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