For Immediate Release
|October 29, 2021||
Short, United States Marshal
District of Maine (207) 780-3355;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|Violent Fugitive Wanted for Homicide and Strangulation, Arrested in Ellsworth, Maine|
Portland, ME – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Maine Violent Offender Task Force (MVOTF) announces the arrest of Ramon Smith, 33, of Massachusetts. Smith was being sought by two New England states regarding warrants issued out of the State of Connecticut for Homicide and a warrant issued out of Massachusetts for Strangulation.
According to the United States Marshals Service District of Connecticut, and District of Massachusetts, investigators developed information that Smith had fled and was hiding in Ellsworth, Maine. These two Districts provided investigative leads to the USMS MVOTF requesting assistance in locating and apprehending Smith.
The MVOTF developed information on Smith’s whereabouts, which led investigators to a local hotel in Ellsworth, ME. Task Force members were able to identify Smith as a passenger in a vehicle in the hotel’s parking lot. USMS personnel were able to safely apprehend Smith without incident.
Subsequent to Smith’s arrest, a loaded .380
caliber High Point pistol, 116 grams of cocaine, 76.3 grams of cocaine
base, 67 grams of fentanyl, and $4,970 in cash were also found and
seized by Drug Agents.
The USMS Maine Violent Offender Task Force was assisted by the USMS District of Connecticut, USMS District of Massachusetts, Maine State Police, MDEA Downeast Drug Task Force, and the Ellsworth Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals Service Maine Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of members of the U.S Marshals Service, Maine State Police, Maine Department of Corrections, Biddeford Police Department, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.