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.”
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
“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.
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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