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For Immediate Release

June 02, 2011 Frank Newsom
Deputy U.S. Marshal

Murder Suspect Arrested Getting Ready for Mother's Wedding
SACRAMENTO – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 21 year old Duane Hicks, and his 25 year old sister Shamia Patterson in Hayward, California.

Hicks and Patterson were both wanted in connection with a carjacking that occurred in Stockton, California in April of this year. During the incident Hicks had a female acquaintance pick him and his sister up and drive them around Stockton. At some point a verbal altercation occurred and Hicks shoved a gun into the victim’s side ordering her out of the vehicle. The victim in a panic could not get out because she was wearing her seatbelt, Hicks then forced her out and stole her 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix. Hicks is also wanted for a 2007 murder in Stockton where Hicks and a associate were believed to be negotiating a drug deal when an argument broke out and the victim was shot multiple times and ended up succumbing to his injuries.

Stockton P.D. requested the assistance the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and apprehending Hicks and Patterson. The Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force developed information that Hicks and Patterson would be attending their mother’s wedding this weekend in Oakland. While on surveillance in Hayward, Hicks and Patterson were observed walking to the stolen Pontiac Grand Prix. Deputy U.S. Marshals from Sacramento and the Northern District of California along with the Office of Correctional Safety Fugitive Apprehension Team and the California Highway Patrol boxed in Hicks and Patterson ordering them to the ground at gunpoint. Hicks did not comply and resisted, he also gave false names to officers denying his true identity before finally admitting his real name. Hicks and Patterson were both booked into the Santa Rita County Jail.