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For Immediate Release

September 26, 2012 DUSM Joe Palmer, District of Northern California
(415) 436-7660
U.S. Marshals Capture Wanted Sex Offender in Mexico

San Francisco, CA – Don O’Keefe, the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California, is announcing the capture of William Buchholz, wanted in Napa County, California, for failure to register as a sex offender.

Buchholz was wanted by Napa County for failing to register as a sex offender. Buchholz was also wanted by Sonoma County for child molestation charges. Evidence was obtained by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals deputies that indicated that Buchholz was in Guadalajara, Mexico, and after contacting the U.S., Marshals in Mexico City, Buchholz was expelled from Mexico. He was the arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force when his flight from Mexico landed in Los Angeles. Buchholz’s wife has already been arrested for allegedly supporting him while he was a fugitive in Mexico.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States. The U.S. Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sex offenders, and has established task forces throughout the nation to facilitate the apprehension of fugitives.

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