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U.S. Marshals Arrest Child Molester

For immediate release

Gavin Duffy, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Washington
Spokane, WA
(509) 368-3600

Spokane, WA – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force today arrested a man wanted by the Spokane Police Department on felony warrants charging him with two counts of alleged child molestation in the first degree.

William Bruce Rennie, 67, is alleged to have fled the Spokane area to avoid arrest after the charges were filed.  

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force worked closely with Spokane Police Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs to locate Rennie and developed information that Rennie was hiding out in Gainesville, Georgia. A collateral lead was then sent to the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Atlanta. Within 18 hours of receiving the lead, U.S. Marshals Task Force in Atlanta members were able to positively identify Rennie and take him into custody without incident.

Rennie will be held in custody in Georgia pending extradition proceedings.

The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) is a U.S. Marshals-led partnership comprising federal, state and local law enforcement officers from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The task force’s primary mission is to locate, arrest and return to the justice system the most violent and egregious federal and state fugitives. US Marshals arrest over 80,000 violent offenders annually.

Anyone with information on wanted fugitives is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or USMS Tips.

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