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For Immediate Release

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December 26, 2018

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

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Service Arrest Man Wanted for Drive-by Shootings

Topeka, KS – On Friday, December 21st, the Kansas Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (KFATF), Topeka Division, arrested Raymond Gene Mauney, age 38, in Topeka, Kansas. Mauney was wanted by the Topeka Police Department on probable cause for aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm as the result of two drive-by shootings. The Topeka Police Department requested the assistance of the KFATF in locating and apprehending Mauney. Mauney has a history of violence in his background, to include arrests for domestic battery and aggravated battery.

Pursuant to a fugitive investigation, the KFATF was able to locate Mauney at a residence in Topeka, KS. Mauney was observed exiting the residence and entering a nearby vehicle. As Mauney attempted to drive away, KFATF conducted a coordinated vehicle takedown which led to his arrest. Mauney’s arrest allowed Topeka Police Investigators to further the criminal investigation. After the arrest, several witnesses identified Mauney as the shooter in the drive-by shootings and a search warrant of Mauney’s residence led to the seizure of a stolen handgun. Mauney was booked into jail and is awaiting further court proceedings. Serving arrest warrants on violent offenders and drug dealers is a top priority of the United States Marshals Service.

The U.S. 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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