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For Immediate Release

March 09, 2016 Luke Chastain, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Wisconsin (608) 301-6007;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Fugitive Task Force Arrests Sexual Assault Fugitive
Janesville, WI - Lee Schmidt, 30, was arrested today by members of the Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad, Beloit Police Department, and Janesville Police Department in Janesville, WI. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the Beloit Police Department where it is alleged that Schmidt committed first degree sexual assault of a child. Schmidt was also wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for violating the terms of his probation. Schmidt was on probation for domestic assault.

Members of the Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Schmidt. Through investigative efforts and surveillance, task force officers arrested Schmidt at a motel room in Janesville, WI. Task force officers along with Beloit Police Officers and Janesville Police Officers made contact with a female subject in the hotel room, identified themselves, made contact with Schmidt, and took him into custody without incident.

Schmidt is currently being held in custody at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.

The Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad is comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Since the inception of the Badgerland Fugitive Apprehension Squad in 2007, these partnerships have resulted in over 2313 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses.

The U.S. Marshals Service, established in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. More federal fugitives are apprehended by the U.S. Marshals each year than by all other federal agencies combined.

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