Baltimore, MD – The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force partnered with the Baltimore City Police Department and other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to track down and apprehend Jason Dean Billingsley, 32. Law enforcement arrested Billingsley near a train station located in Bowie, MD, just after 11 p.m. on Sept. 27.
The U.S. Marshals Service first got involved when an arrest warrant was issued for Billingsley following an incident that took place on Sept. 19. In this case, investigators linked Billingsley to an attempted murder, rape, and arson that took place off Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore, MD. During the fugitive investigation, it was learned Billingsley had allegedly committed another crime. The Baltimore Police Department obtained another arrest warrant for Billingsley in connection with the killing of a female victim who was found dead Monday at her apartment building in Baltimore, MD.
Law enforcement worked around the clock to follow up on leads. That work paid off when police identified a suspect matching Billingsley’s description near a train station off Jericho Park Road in Bowie, MD. It was at this location that Prince George’s County Emergency Service Team moved in and arrested Billingsley without further incident.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the work done by all of the criminal investigators and detectives who support the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, said Mathew Silverman, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of Maryland. “These dedicated professionals worked around the clock to strengthen our public safety partnership – I could not be more proud.”
“In my 58 years of law enforcement, Jason Billingsley is one of the most nefarious fugitives I’ve ever seen, added Johnny L. Hughes, U.S. Marshal for the District of Maryland. “It’s a blessing that the Baltimore City Police Department, Prince George’s County Police Department, and our other law enforcement partners were able to help make Maryland a safer place by taking Billingsley off the street.
Participating agencies included: U.S. Marshals Service; Baltimore Police Department; Maryland State Police; Baltimore County Police Department; Annapolis Police Department; Anne Arundel County Police Department; Howard County Sheriff’s Office; Howard County Police Department; Prince George’s County Police Department; Metropolitan Police Department; Maryland Department of Public Safety; Bowie Police Department; Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; Maryland Transit Administration; Bowie State University Department of Public Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force focuses resources and efforts on the enhancement of public safety and the reduction of violence within the National Capital Region, through the identification, investigation, and apprehension of fugitives wanted for egregious crimes against the community, while ensuring the equal application of Justice, Integrity, and Service for all.