Springfield, MO – U.S. Marshal Mark S. James, Western District
of Missouri, announces the arrest of fugitive Leslie Sean Stevens, on
April 24, 2019.
On April 19, 2019, the Lawrence County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Leslie Sean Stevens with 1st
Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary, and Armed Criminal Action. The
charges stemmed from an April 5, 2019, incident in Marionville, in which
prosecutors alleged Stevens and a second suspect, Brandon Alonzo Dubois
robbed and assaulted a third man at gunpoint. Prosecutors further allege
that Stevens and Dubois forced the victim to withdraw a large sum of
cash from his bank account to give to them. Lawrence County Sheriff’s
Office detectives investigated the case against Stevens and Dubois.
On April 24, 2019, investigators with the U.S. Marshals
Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force began searching for Stevens.
During this search, investigators quickly developed a possible address
for Stevens in North Springfield. Deputy U.S. Marshals, and Springfield
Police Officers surrounded a house in the 900 Block of West Chicago
Street. The Springfield Police-Special Response Team also responded to
the scene after Stevens refused to exit the home. After a standoff
lasting approximately three hours, Stevens surrendered to officers
without further incident.
The arrest of Stevens represents the
culmination of a cooperative investigative effort between the Lawrence
County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield Police Department and the U.S.
Marshals Service. Bond for Stevens is set in this case at $175,000.
Fugitive Brandon Dubois remains at large. Individuals with
information on Dubois’ current location are encouraged to call the
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 417-466-2131. Report tips to the
U.S. Marshals online at
https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html as well.
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 mission of the
U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs is to seek out and arrest
fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and
other serious felonies. To accomplish this mission, the U.S. Marshals
Service partners with local law enforcement agencies in 94 district
offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well
as many foreign countries.
Submit tips on fugitives directly and
anonymously to the U.S. Marshals Service by downloading the USMS Tips
app to your Apple or Android device, or online at
https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html. Follow the latest news
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