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Rhode Island Fugitive Captured in Connecticut

For immediate release

Matthew Duffy, Supervisory Deputy/Public Information Officer

District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force
(203) 589-8953

New Haven, CT —The U.S. Marshals in Connecticut and Rhode Island, along with Rhode Island and Connecticut police today arrested a man wanted on robbery charges in Rhode Island.

Mark Heath, 34, of Killingly, Connecticut, was identified by the Foster, Rhode Island, police as the suspect in a Dec. 28, 2023, armed robbery in the 180 block of Hartford Turnpike. A warrant was issued for his arrest, charging him with first-degree armed robbery.

Early today, members of the Connecticut and Rhode Island U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, Rhode Island State Police, Connecticut State Police, and Killingly Police Department arrested Heath at a hotel in the 700 block of Hartford Pike in Dayville, Connecticut.

Heath was transported to Connecticut State Troop Barracks D where he will be held pending extradition to Rhode Island.  

Two acquaintances of Heath were found to have failure to appear warrants from the State of Connecticut and were also transported to Troop D for processing.

Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force in 1999, these partnerships have resulted in over 11,046 arrests (Updated as of 9/08/2022). The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Waterbury Police Departments and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, eight regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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