For Immediate Release
|August 4, 2017||
SDUSM Frank Conroy; 415-748-2792
DUSM Joseph Palmer; 415-730-5243
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|Chicago Fugitives Arrested in Bay Area|
Oakland, Calif. -
The U.S. Marshals Service Pacific
Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force here took one fugitive into custody this
evening, while another fugitive surrendered to the San Francisco police, ending the
nationwide manhunt for the pair following the issuance of arrest warrants for first
degree murder in Chicago earlier this week.
The marshals arrested Wyndham Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, 56, turned himself in. Both men were wanted in the murder of a 26-year-old man whose body was found with multiple stab wounds July 27 in Lathemís Chicago apartment.
The U.S. Marshals in Oakland have been working throughout the week with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Chicago Police Department to locate and apprehend Lathem. The efforts of investigators culminated this evening with the surrender of Lathem to U.S. Marshals personnel at the Oakland Federal Courthouse.
Both defendants are now awaiting extradition to Illinois. Lathem was booked into the Alameda County Jail here, and Warren was booked into the San Francisco County jail.
To find information on fugitives currently being sought by the U.S. Marshals in Northern California, or to submit a tip on the whereabouts of a fugitive, please visit: http://northerncaliforniamostwanted.org
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout the country. The U.S. Marshals 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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