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For Immediate Release

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February 14, 2019

Darren Lane, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri - Springfield (417) 353-5030;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Child Molestation Suspect in Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO – U.S. Marshal Mark S. James, Western District of Missouri, announces the arrest of fugitive Davonte Patrick Bullock, on February 13th, 2019, in Springfield.

Davonte Bullock, 19, of Springfield, Missouri, was charged in Greene County, Missouri with two counts of 1st Degree Child Molestation. A warrant was issued for Bullock’s arrest on February 4th, 2019, and a bond was set at $150,000. The charges stemmed from a September 2018 investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in which Bullock was accused of molesting a 7 year old child on multiple occasions.

The U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force began searching for Bullock on February 13th, 2019. On the same date, Marshals Service investigators developed information that Bullock was located at a residence in the 500 block of W. Mt. Vernon. There, Marshals Service investigators arrested Bullock in a parking lot without incident.

The arrests of this fugitive sex offender represents the culmination of extensive investigative efforts by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force. “There is no higher priority for the U.S. Marshals Service than to bring violent offenders and accused sex offenders to justice” said Marshal James. “I applaud the great teamwork of the task force in making this arrest.”

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.

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

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