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For Immediate Release

November 08, 2019

Emily Maddox, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Oklahoma (918) 581-7864;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
34 Violent Criminals Arrested in Creek County as Part of Operation Fallback
Operation Led by the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force
to Arrest Offenders with Outstanding Warrants

Tulsa, OK – On Friday, the U.S. Marshals’ Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force finalized a five-day operation targeting fugitives wanted for violent criminal offenses in Creek County, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. As part of the operation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office provided legal guidance and reviewed cases for prosecutorial action if of significant federal interest.

The Task Force, which included deputies from the Creek County Sheriff’s Office, cleared 41 warrants, arrested 34 violent offenders, and seized five firearms during Operation Fallback. Many of the violent offenders arrested had warrants issued resulting from domestic battery charges. Methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia were also found during the operation.

U.S. Marshals deputies, task force members and Creek County sheriff’s deputies were divided into three teams and served the warrants throughout the county during the week.

“Today, 41 violent offenders have been apprehended or accounted for as a result of Operation Fallback,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “Violent crime continues to be a priority for my office and the Department of Justice. I appreciate the brave work performed by the U.S. Marshals Service and their local, state, tribal and federal task force officers who serve on the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners remain committed to keeping Oklahomans safe.”

“The Sheriff’s Office was happy to be part of an operation that allows us to find and arrest the people that plague our county with crime. I am grateful to U. S. Attorney Trent Shores and the U.S. Marshals for working diligently to help bring these people to justice,” said Creek County Sheriff Bret Bowling.

“This was a joint effort with the Creek County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service to provide assistance in apprehending the county’s most violent criminals and making the community a safer place,” said U.S. Marshals’ Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force Supervisor John Gage.

As part of the operation, the U.S. Marshals’ Mobile Command Center (MCC) was deployed to the county this week to assist in the operation. Mobile Command Centers are response vehicles that facilitate the U.S. Marshals’ ability to expand command and control capabilities to a remote locations in national emergencies or for other operations. The vehicles were built to be easy to operate in order to allow for quick deployment with minimum personnel. Full interoperable communications are a standard for these vehicles.

The U.S. Marshals Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force is comprised of members from multiple agencies across the Northern District of Oklahoma. Members are from the Creek County Sheriff’s Office; Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Broken Arrow Police Department, Owasso Police Department, Quapaw Tribal Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Operation Fallback
Operation Fallback
Operation Fallback

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