For Immediate Release
|February 14, 2018||
Chris Shuman, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona (928) 213-0045;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Capture Pennsylvania Convicted Child Sex Trafficker in Flagstaff, Arizona|
Flagstaff, AZ -
Monday evening, Daniel
Teed, 56, was arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona. Teed was wanted by the
United States Marshals Service in Pennsylvania for failure to surrender
to serve 120 months at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The U.S. Marshals
led task force, Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force with the
critical assistance from the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force
apprehended the subject without incident.
On October 17, 2017, Teed was convicted by the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of Children and sentenced to serve 120 months in a federal prison. Teed was required to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 2, 2018. Teed failed to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons and fled the state of Pennsylvania to avoid capture.
Information was developed indicating that Teed had left the state of Pennsylvania and was hiding in Northern Arizona. Teed had assumed a new identity and altered his appearance to avoid authorities. The U.S. Marshals task force was able to determine that Teed was using this identity to evade police and stay at local motels in the Northern Arizona area. Fugitive investigation led to surveillance being established at a local motel in Flagstaff, Arizona. Teed was located pulling into the parking lot of the motel where he was apprehended and taken into custody by Deputy U.S. Marshals. Teed was booked into the Coconino County Jail to await his return to Pennsylvania where he will face his charges.
“Daniel Teed was a dangerous sex offender fugitive who was convicted on charges in Pennsylvania involving trafficking minors for sex. At the time of his arrest in Flagstaff, he attempted to change his appearance by wearing a wig and was in the process of obtaining a passport to leave the country”, stated David P. Gonzales, United States Marshal for the District of Arizona. United States Marshal for the District of Arizona. Marshal Gonzales added, “Teed’s capture was the culmination of outstanding coordination by U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania authorities. Teed will be extradited back to Pennsylvania where he will serve his ten year sentence and hopefully never again be in a position to again prey on innocent victims.”
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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