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For Immediate Release

November 23, 2012 Eric Heinze, Deputy U.S. Marshal (770) 508-2500
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Who Was on the Run for Nearly Two Decades

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, Ohio.

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 any time.

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 warrants.

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