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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2018

Colleen Grayman, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona – Phoenix (602) 316-4403;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Convicted Murderer Who Cut Off GPS Device

Phoenix, AZ – Fugitive Naomis A. Winfrey, 45, was captured by U.S. Marshals Service Task Force members bringing a widespread three-day manhunt to an end.

“I am very pleased to announce that the fugitive Naomis Winfrey is in custody,” United States Marshal David Gonzales said. “His arrest is another example of excellent collaboration between state and federal law enforcement agencies. By sharing information and resources with our law enforcement partners, we continue to be successful in making our communities safer.”

The Arizona Department of Corrections issued an arrest warrant for Winfrey for parole violation stemming from a 1993 conviction out of Pima County. Winfrey’s convictions include murder in the 1st degree, burglary in the 2nd degree and theft. Winfrey served 25 years of a life sentence when he was paroled by the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency to home arrest and electronic monitoring.

On September 24, Winfrey cut off his monitoring device and ran from parole supervision. The U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force, in coordination with the Arizona Department of Correction’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit, worked tirelessly to find Winfrey in an investigation that spanned the valley.

“ADC is grateful for the incredible partnership and effort by members of our Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force to quickly track down and apprehend inmate Winfrey and safely return him to state custody,” said ADC Director Charles L. Ryan.

On September 26, U.S. Marshals tracked Winfrey to an apartment near 23rd and Glenrosa Avenues where he was seen getting into a vehicle driven by a female associate. Task Force members stopped the vehicle and Winfrey was arrested. Winfrey was transported to the Department of Corrections Phoenix Prison Complex.

Marshal David Gonzales will be available for on camera interviews. Please contact or 602-316-4403 to schedule.

The United States 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.

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