Atlanta, GA – The U.S. Marshal Service Northern
District of Georgia announced today the arrest of Bandele A. Adeneye who has
been on the run for over 17 years on an outstanding federal bail violation
warrant out of the Northern District of Georgia. Adeneye was arrested on
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, in a residential community in Reynoldsburg,
Adenye was arrested in 1994 by the United States Postal Service for theft
and possession of stolen mail and subsequently sentence to server 24 months
in federal prison. Adenye failed to report as directed to the United States
Penitentiary in Atlanta Georgia in June of 1995 and began his life on the
run for nearly two decades.
Adenye, a 44 year old foreign born national, was able to avoid capture for
17 years while residing within the United States until several Deputy U.S.
Marshals assigned to the Northern District of Georgia conducted an intensive
investigation into the location of Adenye. A recent warrant section case
review prompted Deputies to reinvestigate and reanalyze every known aspect
of Adenye’s life and were able to find a possible suspect believed to be
Adenye living in Reynoldsburg, Ohio under a factious name. Deputies from
Northern District of Georgia were able to positively identify the individual
in Ohio as Adenye and asked for assistance from the Southern Ohio Fugitive
Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) to locate and arrest the fugitive.
Investigators from the SOFAST Unit immediately sprang into action and
arrested Adenye within 48 hours. Thus, ending Adenye’s 17 years living on
the run as a wanted fugitive.
This is just one of many examples depicting the dedication and willingness
of the United States Marshal Service to ensure justice is served anywhere at
The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for
fugitive investigations and In fiscal year 2011, the Marshals apprehended
more than 36,200 federal fugitives, clearing approximately 39,400 felony
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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