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News Release

The U.S. Marshals serves as the enforcement arm of the federal courts and is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative.

Below are the news releases shared across the U.S. Marshals Service’s 94 districts informing the public of the day-to-day activities ranging from fugitive arrests, asset forfeitures, prisoner operations, judicial security measures as well as highlighting individual achievements and success stories within the agency.

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  • Man Wanted for Youngstown Homicide Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Atlanta

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Atlanta, GA –  The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) announces the arrest of wanted fugitive Kaylon Adams, 32. Adams was wanted by the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated murder, felonious assault, improperly discharging a firearm into a habilitation and having a weapon under disability.

  • U.S. Marshals in Tennessee Capture New York Sex Offender Wanted in Florida

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Humboldt, TN – A coordinated fugitive investigation by U.S. Marshals in Florida and Tennessee has led to the arrest of Lawrence LaPlante, 68, in Humboldt, Tennessee who wanted for violating sex offender laws in Florida.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture First Degree Murder Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN - Vontabious Echols was apprehended earlier today by U.S. Marshals on charges of First Degree Murder.

    The arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the Memphis Police Department on April 19, 2024, following a shooting incident in the 2100 block of Alcy Road in Memphis.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture Alleged Kidnapping Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – Joseph Brown, 32, was apprehended today in Mississippi by U.S. Marshals for charges of Aggravated Kidnapping and Domestic Assault.

  • Memorial Service for Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr.

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Members of the news media will be allowed limited access to the memorial services for slain Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr., who was fatally shot by a wanted fugitive April 29, 2024. A designated area inside the arena will be available for reporters and camera operators. A U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) photographer will provide official photographs to the media.

  • U.S. Marshals Announce the Start of Operation Silver Shield

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Baltimore, MD – The U.S. Marshals Service and task force partners in the District of Maryland are initiating a large-scale, public safety initiative. ‘Operation Silver Shield’ is a 90-day interagency operation designed to improve public safety by targeting non-compliant sex offenders and fugitives wanted for associated offense conduct.

  • Two Memphis Juvenile Murder Suspects, Charged in Separate Crimes, Captured by U.S. Marshals

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – Two male juveniles, both aged 17, wanted for separate murders in 2023 and 2024 were captured by U.S. Marshals within two hours.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest 2019 First Degree Murder Suspect in Memphis

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – On May 1, 2024, U.S. Marshals successfully apprehended Breanna Williams for First Degree Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, Especially Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery for a 2019 homicide.

  • U.S. Marshals Capture West Tennessee Hit and Run Murder Suspect in North Mississippi

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Jackson, TN – On April 30, 2024, U.S. Marshals captured a West Tennessee man in North Mississippi who was wanted for a deadly hit and run in Jackson, Tennessee.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Wanted for Murder of 17-Year-Old

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Cleveland, OH – Today, members of the U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Kevin Wright, 20, who was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder.

  • U.S. Marshals Announce the Arrest of the Schrom Hills Park Shooters

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Greenbelt, MD – The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) partnered with the Greenbelt Police Department, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to track down and apprehend two juveniles wanted in connection with a shooting that injured five people in Schrom Hills Park on Aril 19.

  • U.S. Marshals Service is Requesting Assistance in Efforts to Locate Suspect Wanted in Connection with March 2024 Murder in Ypsilanti

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Detroit, MI - The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force is seeking information leading to the whereabouts of Daniel Lamar Franklin of Ypsilanti. Franklin is wanted by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) on homicide charges relating to a tragic event that occurred earlier this year.

  • U.S. Marshals Operation Recovers 27 of Tampa Bay’s Most Endangered Children

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    Tampa, FL  – The U.S.

  • U.S. Marshals Take Akron Homicide Suspect Into Custody; Fugitive Allegedly Discharged Firearm During Arrest

    • For Immediate Release
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    Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Isaiah McKinney, 19. McKinney was wanted by the Akron Police Department for murder.

  • Harrison County Fugitive Arrested in Mannington

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Clarksburg, WV – A Mannington man who was wanted in Harrison County has been arrested in Mannington, WV.

  • Deputy U.S. Marshal 1 of 4 Officers Killed Serving Arrest Warrant in Charlotte, NC

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    WASHINGTON – A Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the Western District of North Carolina and supporting the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force was one of four officers killed April 29 as the task force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a fugitive in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • U.S. Marshals Apprehend Murder Suspect Hiding in Attic

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Birmingham, AL – The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), in coordination with the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), April 26 located and safely arrested a man wanted by the Birmingham Police Department for murder. 

  • U.S. Marshals Announce the Start of Operation Silver Shield

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Baltimore, MD – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and task force partners in the District of Maryland are initiating a large-scale, public safety initiative. ‘Operation Silver Shield’ is a 90-day interagency operation designed to improve public safety by targeting non-compliant sex offenders and fugitives wanted for associated offense conduct.

  • U.S. Marshals in Maryland Apprehend Puerto Rico Fugitive

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    San Juan, PR – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Maryland tracked down and captured April 24 a fugitive wanted in Puerto Rico on a federal arrest warrant for violating his bail conditions in a pending gun law case. 

  • NH Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Goshen

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), in conjunction with Newport Police Department and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, are pleased to announce the capture of “NH Most Wanted” fugitive, Aaron Butler, who was taken into custody Tuesday in Goshen.