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For Immediate Release

January 31, 2022 Brendan Heffner, United States Marshal
Central District of Illinois (217) 492-4430;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Former Illinois Police Officer After 8 Years on the Run

Urbana, IL – The U.S. Marshals Service Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force and USMS Mexican Investigative Liaison, in conjunction with the USMS Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF), arrested Jan. 11 a former Charleston, Ill., police officer and U.S. Army intelligence officer wanted in Coles County on two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of child pornography.

David N. Iwaniw, 42, on the run since July 21, 2014, was located by members of the USMS AZ WANTED Violent Offender Task Force and the USMS Mexican Investigative Liaison and taken into custody at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz. He arrived back in Coles County Jan. 28.

The USMS GLRFTF, Central District of Illinois, Urbana Division adopted the Iwaniw investigation on Feb. 14, 2018, and the task force began a detailed investigation into his whereabouts.

On Aug. 24, 2021, the USMS investigation revealed information indicating Iwaniw was residing in Mexico. A subsequent request was sent to the USMS International Investigations Branch, which is responsible for processing, reviewing, and forwarding information concerning the pursuit and apprehension of international fugitives. With no jurisdiction outside the U.S., the USMS networks with foreign governments to enhance its ability to apprehend fugitives seeking refuge in foreign countries. The agency has four foreign field offices in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Colombia, and Mexico.

The USMS GLRFTF is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The Central District of Illinois has task force locations in Springfield, Peoria, and Urbana and is composed of members from Springfield Police Department, Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Department of Corrections Apprehension, Taylorville Police Department, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Peoria Police Department, Bloomington Police Department, Decatur Police Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign Police Department, Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, Danville Police Department, and Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office.

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