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For Immediate Release

October 14, 2011 USMS Headquarters Public Affairs, (202) 307-9065;
DUSM Patrick Amerson (414) 297-3707
Eastern District of Wisconsin Announce the Arrest of Michael F. Rhoades

MILWAUKEE – Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced the arrest of Michael F. Rhoades today.   

On October 6, 2011 the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in locating and apprehending Rhoades. Rhoades is alleged to have sexually assaulted a disabled female and is a suspect in another sexual assault that occurred on a running trail in the Fond du Lac area. 


Investigation by Deputy Marshals led them to concentrate their search in the city of Green Bay.  At approximately noon today Rhoades was spotted exiting a local soup kitchen and was taken into custody in the 1200 block of Velp Avenue. Marshal Carr stated that the alleged conduct in this case made Rhoades’ apprehension a priority for his office.


To search for sex offenders in Wisconsin, please visit by clicking on the tab indicated as “National Sex Offender Registry”. Searches can be done for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Indian Country.


The U.S. Marshals Service is the lead law enforcement agency responsible for investigating sex offender registration violations and related offenses in connection with violations of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Enacted on July 27, 2006, this Act directed the United States Marshals to assist state, local, tribal and territorial authorities in locating and apprehending non-compliant and fugitive sex offenders. Offenders who are found residing out of state can be charged federally and, often times, those charges carry more severe penalties. To ensure the safety of children across the country, the U.S. Marshals implemented an aggressive enforcement strategy. Since the law was enacted, the United States Marshals have arrested more than 34,000 fugitives for Sex Offenses, Failure to Register and Failure to Comply with Sex Offenders Registration Requirements. This resulted in the closure of more than 42,000 warrants.

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