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For Immediate Release

October 23, 2019

R. Sean Coyne, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force (479) 769-4967;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Duo Suspected of Armed Robbery Arrested in Fort Smith

Fort Smith, AR – On Monday evening, October 21, 2019, Shamale Guy and Latrice Ford were arrested near Towson Avenue and Fresno Street in Fort Smith. Both Ford and Guy were wanted on the charge of Armed Robbery with a knife in Clive, Iowa for an incident that occurred approximately a month prior to the arrest. Guy was also wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm by Fort Smith Police that stemmed from an incident that occurred in late June, 2019. The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force had been working closely with Fort Smith Police to locate and arrest Guy when the duo of Guy and Ford were discovered together on Monday evening.

When the Task Force first encountered Guy, he fled on foot but surrendered a short time later approximately one block away. Ford was arrested without incident. Both suspects were transported to the Sebastian County Detention Center.

The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force is led by the US Marshals Service and is comprised of members from the following agencies: Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Community Corrections-SRT, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Bentonville Police Department, Garland County Sheriff’s Office, Greenwood Police Department, Springdale Police Department, Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office. The mission of the Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force is to arrest suspects wanted for violent offenses.

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