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For Immediate Release

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April 24, 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 Locate Robbery Suspect in Springfield, Missouri

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.

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 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 and updates about the U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter: @USMarshalsHQ.

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

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