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
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.
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.
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
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency