- Wayne Haff, 56, was arrested last week in Ocklawaha, FL by members of
U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant
had been issued pursuant to an investigation by the Town of Madison
Police Department where it is alleged that Haff committed repeated
sexual assault of a child. Haff was already a life time sex offender
registrant in Wisconsin, having been previously convicted of first
degree sexual assault of a child in 1990 in Dane County.
of the U.S. Marshals Service Badgerland Fugitive Investigative
Apprehension Squad along with the Town of Madison Police Department
initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Haff. Through
investigative efforts it was determined that Haff had left Wisconsin and
was living in Florida. Members of U.S. Marshals Florida Regional
Fugitive Task Force were able to locate and arrest Haff in Ocklawaha,
FL. Haff is currently being held in custody at the Marion County
Sheriff’s Office in Florida where he also faces potential new charges of
failing to register as a sex offender in Florida.
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 2320 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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