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.
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