For Immediate Release
|March 28, 2022||
District of Rhode Island;
Matthew Duffy, District of Connecticut;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
|U.S. Marshals Arrest 2 Rhode Island Fugitives in Connecticut, Recover 2 Children|
Waterbury, CT – U.S. Marshals-led task forces and Waterbury police today arrested in Connecticut two Rhode Island fugitives and recovered two minor children.
In December of 2021, the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force initiated a fugitive investigation into Jesueily Sanchez for charges of cruelty to/neglect of a child and Tyshaun Peete for failure to appear on charges of carrying a pistol without a license and resisting arrest. After an in-depth, three-month investigation which spanned multiple states, deputy U.S. marshals and Rhode Island State Police assigned to the RIVFTF developed information that Sanchez and Peete had fled Rhode Island to Connecticut. Investigators were able to track the two fugitives to an address in Waterbury. The task force then enlisted the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in Connecticut as well as the Waterbury Police.
This morning members of both the RIVFTF, the Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force and Waterbury Police arrested Sanchez and Peete in an apartment with their two minor children.
The two children were safely removed from the residence and placed into the custody of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. One of the children had previously been classified as missing and endangered from the State of Rhode Island, and a court order had been issued granting custody to the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Waterbury Police are pursuing additional charges of risk of injury to a child and cruelty to a person against both Sanchez and Peete. The two will eventually be returned to Rhode Island to face the outstanding criminal charges.
The Rhode Island State Police, U.S. Marshals
Service in Rhode Island and Connecticut, and Waterbury Police provided
significant assistance throughout the investigation.
“Through its nationwide reach and established
partnerships with state and local police departments, the U.S. Marshals
Service is particularly well-positioned to aid in the recovery of
missing and endangered children,” said acting U.S. Marshal for the
District of Connecticut Lawrence J. Bobnick. “Today’s recovery of two
young children from such tragic conditions was the culmination of
countless hours of investigation and is a testament to the dedication of
all the talented law enforcement officers involved. Additionally, the
U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the Connecticut Department of
Children and Families and the health care workers at Waterbury Hospital
for standing ready to assist in the recuperation of these young
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.