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For Immediate Release

January 08, 2013 DUSM Joe Palmer, Northern District of California (415) 436-7660
Dexter Oliver Arrested by State and Federal Authorities

San Francisco, CA – U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Dexter Oliver, who was sought by the San Francisco Police Department for his role in an attack on a woman in San Francisco on Sunday.

Allegedly, Dexter Oliver was involved in an altercation with a woman outside of a laundromat in San Francisco’s Bayview district when he threw a flammable liquid on her and set her on fire. It is believed that the two were in a relationship, although the extent of the relationship and the circumstances leading to the attack are still under investigation.

At approximately 8:30 pm last night, members of the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, which included Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the CDC Parole Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT), alongside investigators from the San Francisco Police Department, located and arrested Oliver at a hotel near the intersection of MacArthur and Telegraph in Oakland, CA.

“The quick arrest of Dexter Oliver once again shows that violent offenders will be tracked down and brought to justice,” said U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe.

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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