Clive, IA – The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force (SIFTF) – a
multi-agency team of law enforcement officers tasked with locating and
arresting violent fugitives in the Southern District of Iowa – arrested
a homicide suspect in Clive Thursday afternoon.
In June, the
Chicago Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Conny L. Miles,
Jr., 33, after he was charged in two shooting deaths which occurred
there in October 2007. The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive
Task Force (GLRFTF) agreed to assist the Chicago Police Department with
Earlier this week, the GLRFTF developed
information that Miles might now be residing in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Acting on that tip, investigators with the SIFTF began searching for
Just before 1:00 pm on Thursday, SIFTF investigators
located Miles driving near his suspected residence. SIFTF investigators
followed Miles to a local convenience store in the 15000 block of
Hickman Road in Clive where they were able to take Miles into custody
Miles was booked into the Polk County Jail in
Des Moines to await extradition back to Chicago.
The SIFTF is a
team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in the Southern
District of Iowa. The SIFTF’s objective is to seek out and arrest
violent fugitives and sexual predators on outstanding federal, state,
and local arrest warrants. SIFTF partner agencies include the Polk
County Sheriff’s Office, the Fifth Judicial District Department of
Correctional Services, the Fourth Judicial District Department of
Correctional Services, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and
the Department of Homeland Security.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency