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For Immediate Release

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March 08, 2019

Mike Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri - Kansas City (816) 512-1996
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U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Capture Violent Fugitives in Kansas and St. Joseph

Kansas City, MO – U.S. Marshal Mark S. James, Western District of Missouri, announced today the arrest of two violent out of state fugitives found hiding in western Missouri this week.

Joshua McCall was wanted in Peoria County Illinois following a February 26, 2019 indictment for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse with a bond amount of $500,000. Investigators with the Peoria Police Department Target Offender Unit developed information that McCall may have fled Peoria for Kansas City, Mo. in the past month. Deputy U.S. Marshals in Kansas City tracked him down early Thursday morning March 7, 2019 hiding among the homeless in Kansas City and took him into custody on the arrest warrant. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Illinois to face the alleged charges.

Delbert Flint was charged in the 36th District Court, Detroit, Michigan on February 12, 2019 with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of disinterment & mutilation of a dead body stemming from a 2016 incident in Detroit. Detroit Police were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the early morning hours of March 20, 2016 following the discovery of a dead body by the Detroit Fire Department in the trunk of the burning car. Following the entry of charges against Flint in February 2019, the U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of Michigan provided assistance to police investigators in determining Flint’s whereabouts.

Deputy U.S. Marshals from Kansas City conducted a local investigation in conjunction with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Strike Force and St. Joseph Police Department Street Crimes unit. On the morning of March 8, 2019 investigators tracked Flint down and took him into custody in St. Joseph on the arrest warrant. He is awaiting extradition back to Michigan to face the alleged charges.

Marshal James credited the numerous agencies involved in the fugitive investigations and thanked the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and St. Joseph Police Department for their significant assistance leading to the capture of Delbert Flint.

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Independence Missouri Police Department and other federal law enforcement partners. 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.

Tips can be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly and anonymously by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device. It can also be accessed online at https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html.

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

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