Springfield, MO - U.S. Marshal
Mark S. James, Western District of Missouri, announces the arrest of
fugitive Johnny Dell Bryan II, on January 31st, 2019, in Springfield.
Johnny Dell Bryan II, of Springfield, Missouri, was charged in Taney
County with multiple violent felony charges including two counts of 1st
Degree Domestic Assault with Serious Physical Injuries, in a case that
was investigated by the Taney County Sheriff’s Office. A warrant was
issued for Bryan’s arrest on September 25, 2018. The charges stemmed
from the September 23rd assault of Heather Griffin, 38, of Kirbyville,
Missouri. On this date, Bryan is alleged to have severely beaten Griffin
during a domestic violence incident, leaving Griffin hospitalized and
requiring surgery. Bryan had remained a fugitive from justice since the
September 2018 assault.
On January 18th, the U.S. Marshals
Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force joined in the search for
Bryan, along with the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield
Police Department, and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. On January
31st, task force investigators tracked Bryan to a residence in the 1200
block of West Atlantic Street in Springfield, Missouri. There, Deputy
Marshals surrounded the residence along with multiple units from the
Springfield Police Department. After a standoff with police, Bryan
ultimately surrendered to officers with the Springfield Police
Department-Special Response Team without further incident.
arrest of this violent fugitive represents the culmination of an
extensive investigative effort by the U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest
Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Taney County Sheriff’s Office, the
Springfield, Missouri Police Department, and the Greene County Sheriff’s
The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task
Force—Springfield Division, operates in conjunction with members of the
Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office,
the Springfield Police Department, and the Joplin Police Department. The
task force objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with
violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies.
Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are
carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local
fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing
network of offices in foreign countries.
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