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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2018

Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Kansas (913) 551-6581;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Topeka, KS

Topeka, KS - On Tuesday, September 25th, the Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (KFATF), Topeka Division, arrested Marcell Malik Bailey, age 19, in Topeka, Kansas. Bailey was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Atchison County Kansas Sheriff’s Office, for charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm, and criminal possession of a weapon by a felon. On September 5th Bailey and another subject pulled alongside another vehicle and Bailey fired several rounds into a vehicle occupied by five (5) people. Luckily no one was injured.

Bailey was able to escape on foot and a 9mm handgun was recovered. On September 13th, the Atchison Police Department requested the assistance of the KFATF in Kansas City, KS.

Information was developed that Bailey was hiding out in Topeka, KS. The KFATF was able to locate Bailey at an apartment complex in Topeka, KS. Bailey was arrested without incident and turned over to the Atchison Police Department. Bailey was transported to the Atchison County Jail.

The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional fugitive task force comprised of the United States Marshals Service, Topeka Police Department, Kansas Department of Corrections, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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