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For Immediate Release

September 13, 2019

Mike Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri, Kansas City (816) 512-1996;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Subject Wanted for Possession of Child Pornography

Kansas City, MO – United States Marshal Mark S. James announced today the arrest of Matthew Carlock of Grandview this morning by the U.S. Marshals and Missouri State Highway Patrol for possession of child pornography following a multi-agency investigation.

A federal arrest warrant was issued for 33-year-old Matthew Carlock of Grandview on August 29, 2019 following an investigation conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kansas City Missouri Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). He was indicted in federal court at the end of August 2019 with one count of Receipt of Child Pornography Over the Internet, one count of Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography Over the Internet, and one count of Possession of Child Pornography. The indictment was unsealed today following his arrest and initial appearance in federal court in Kansas City on the alleged charges. Carlock was arrested by deputies and troopers this morning at his home without incident.

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, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol 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, 67 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers via the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, on the internet at or on the free mobile app available at  Tips can also 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 Follow the latest news and updates about the U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter: @USMarshalsHQ.

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