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For Immediate Release

July 15, 2011 Eastern District of California
Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Newsom (916) 930-2039
St. Louis Murder Suspect Arrested in Fairfield, CA

Fairfield, CA – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera, of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year old Dareus Timrell Dawson in Fairfield, California.

Dawson had been sought by the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri for murder from March 29th of this year. During the incident Dawson had been alleged to selling heroin and crack to another man inside a vehicle. At some point inside the vehicle an altercation erupted and Dawson fired a semi-automatic handgun inside the vehicle that ultimately killed the victim. Dawson then lied to investigators repeatedly attempting to make them believe he was just a witness. Investigators were able to confirm that Dawson was the shooter but before he could be arrested Dawson had fled Missouri. Investigators in Missouri were able come up with leads that Dawson may be hiding in California.

The U.S. Marshals Service was contacted to assist in locating and apprehending Dawson. The Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) was able to develop information that Dawson was in Fairfield attempting to avoid capture. During the course of the investigation Dawson was spotted riding his bicycle down the sidewalk of North Texas Street, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Agent’s from the Office of Correctional Safety immediately surrounded Dawson. Dawson complied with orders and was taken into custody without incident; he was then booked into the Solano County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Missouri.

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