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For Immediate Release

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June 01, 2016 Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Kansas (913) 551-6727
Topeka Man Arrested for Murder in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 
Topeka, KS - Deangelo Martinez, aka “Lethal”, 19, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on June 1, 2016. Martinez is a Topeka resident wanted by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office for one count of murder in the first degree. A warrant was issued for his arrest on April 11, 2016, but Martinez fled the state of Kansas to avoid prosecution.

Information was developed by the Kansas Apprehension Task Force that Martinez was most likely hiding in Oklahoma City, OK. With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Oklahoma City Metro Fugitive Squad, which includes, U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics, Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and special assistance from the Oklahoma City Police Department Gang Unit, Martinez was positively identified and taken into custody without incident. Martinez was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail where he will be held in lieu of a $1,000,000 bond pending extradition back to Shawnee County, Kansas. Also arrested was Anthony Laverne Marshall III, 23, of Topeka who was wanted for two counts of aggravated robbery out of Douglas County, Kansas.

On April 8, 2016, Topeka Police Officers responded to a shooting in the 2000 block of SE Echo Ridge Circle. Upon arrival, Brian Miller, 20, was located behind a residence situated on the east side of the roadway with life-threatening injuries. Miller was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The Kansas Apprehension Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional fugitive task force comprised of the United States Marshals Service, Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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