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For Immediate Release

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October 24, 2016 Yvette Soto, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Mexico (575) 386-4223
Sexual Predator Found Hiding in a Closet...in Another State
Tucson, AZ -.Today, members of the United States Marshals Service and Task Force Officers arrested William Kammerer for failing to register as a sex offender.

Members of the USMS South West Investigative Fugitive Taskforce team in Las Cruces, NM., had been searching for William Kammerer in New Mexico but were unable to locate him, until information led them West into Arizona. The investigation led the Marshals to information that Kammerer may have been hiding in the Tucson area and came up with a good location for the Marshals in Tucson to check out.

Kammerer, who was previously convicted of victimizing a 14 year old female, was located at his girlfriend’s house on Thurber Road, and was hiding in a closet when he was found by Tucson Marshals and Taskforce Officers. Mr. Kammerer resisted arrest; therefore he was tased and was also found to be in possession of a firearm. Kammerer was booked into the Pima County jail without further incident.

Kammerer will face new Federal charges for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was also wanted for Failure to Appear in Federal District Court. Kammerer also had some local charges.

United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “The Marshals Service fugitive mission exemplifies the meaning of pursuing justice against those that have absconded justice. This arrest is another example that Deputy U.S. Marshals will not yield and will persevere by pursuing fugitives regardless of where they flee."

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

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