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For Immediate Release

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

West Tennessee Violent Fugitive on the Run for 14 Years Captured by U.S. Marshals Task Force in Georgia

Jackson, TN – After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force in Jackson and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Macon, Georgia, Blaize Angol, 54, was arrested in Valdosta, Georgia around 1 p.m. today. Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today.

A native of the Virgin Islands, Blaize Angol was wanted by the Madison County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Office for Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Burglary. The arrest warrant was issued for Angol on February 5, 2008. Investigators were able to determine Angol's whereabouts and took him into custody. He was transported to the local county jail and will await the extradition process back to Tennessee.

"When the U.S. Marshals Service is searching for you, it is not a matter of if you will be caught but a matter of when and where," said U.S. Marshal Miller. "We are appreciative of the Task Force in Georgia who could help finally put an end to this 14-year run."

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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