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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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  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Child Sexual Predator

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Columbia, SC – The U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF), in coordination with the Lexington Police Department and Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, located and safely arrested on Feb. 21 a man wanted by the Lexington Police Department for sexual crimes involving a child.   

  • U.S. Marshals and Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies Capture Arkansas First Degree Murder Suspect from 2022 Homicide

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshals and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announce the capture of Mircale Bills, 31, of Memphis, who was wanted for a deadly 2022 shooting inside a Forrest City, Arkansas night club.

  • U.S. Marshals, FBI Urge Public: Report Phone Scams - San Antonio, TX

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    San Antonio, TX - The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are alerting the public of several imposter scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. marshals, court officers, or other law enforcement officials.

  • U.S. Marshals Apprehend Florida Murder Suspect in Georgia

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Atlanta, GA - The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF), in coordination with the West Palm Beach Police Department, on February 23, 2024, located and safely arrested a man wanted by the West Palm Beach Police Department for second-degree murder with a firearm.   

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Wanted for Killing Philadelphia Mother

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Philadelphia, PA - On February 22nd, at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force, arrested Abiud Torres, 20, in the 1800 block of Hart Lane in Philadelphia. Torres was wanted for the murder of a 35-year-old woman which occurred December 23rd, 2023, in the 3100 block of Hartville Street.

  • U.S. Marshals Apprehend Illinois Security Guard Murder Suspect in Georgia

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Atlanta, GA - The United States Marshals Service (USMS) Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) and Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF), in coordination with the Peoria Police Department, on February 15, 2024, located and safely arrested a man wanted by the Peoria Police Department for first-degree murder.   

  • U.S. Marshals Capture NH Attempted Murder Suspect in Lawrence

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force and Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force safely ended the year-long hunt for a Merrimack County man charged with attempted murder and hiding in Lawrence, MA last night. With the assistance of Lawrence Police Department, a Mann Street residence was surrounded, and David A.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Three Homicide Suspects in the Cleveland Area Today

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Cleveland, OH – Today, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested three individuals wanted for murder. George Smiley, 52, and Deon Hudson-Bey, 21, were both wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for separate homicides and Deshawn Wright, 19, was wanted by the Euclid Police Department for aggravated murder.

  • Black History Month Employee Reflection – Acting U.S. Marshal Lasha Boyden

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Acting U.S. Marshal Lasha Boyden

  • Austin Murder Suspect Deported From Mexico to Face Justice

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Austin, TX – The U.S. Marshals, working with Mexican officials, coordinated the deportation Feb. 18 of a Travis County resident who was sought by the Austin Police Department following a 2022 shooting incident in which a man was killed. 

  • $5,000 Reward Offered for Tips Leading to the Arrest of Man Charged in Shooting Death of Juvenile in “Fast-Food” Restaurant

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Hampton, VA – On November 22, 2023, Hampton Police responded to the 1000 Block of W. Mercury Boulevard in reference to a shooting in a fast-food restaurant. Upon arrival, Hampton Police located a juvenile male suffering from a single gunshot wound. The juvenile was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased.

  • Suspect Wanted in Deadly Home Explosion After 123 Mph Crash Arrested by U.S. Marshals

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Cleveland, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Christopher Terry, 39.  Terry was wanted by the Cleveland Police Department for aggravated vehicular homicide.

  • U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies Capture First Degree Murder Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police Department (MPD) and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announce the capture of Deangelo Valentine, 21, of Memphis, who was wanted for a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in November of last year.

  • 2 Murder Fugitives Arrested

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    New Haven, CT - The U.S. Marshals (USMS) Violent Fugitive Task Force, Hartford Police Department, and Connecticut State Police arrested two men today wanted on murder charges for separate incidents.

  • Looking Back at Assistant Chief U.S. Marshal Richard Kirkland Bowden and His Unique Place in American History

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    SDUSM (retired) Richard “Kirk” Bowden during the December 2016 dedication ceremony at USMS headquarters.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest 16-Year-Old Mt. Eden Subway Murder Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    New York, NY – At approximately 11:00 am today, the U.S.

  • U.S. Marshals Arrest Store Clerk Murder Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Atlanta, GA - The United States Marshals Service (USMS) Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF), in coordination with the Atlanta Police Department, on February 6, 2024, located and safely arrested a man wanted by the Atlanta Police Department for murder of a store clerk. 

  • U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies Capture Murder Suspect After Lengthy Manhunt

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshals with assistance from the Memphis Police Department (MPD) and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announce the capture of Randy Darnell Ewing Jr., 28, of Memphis, who was wanted for the deadly shooting of Tomanuel Benson, the brother of Memphis rapper “Blac Youngsta” in August of last year.

  • U.S. Marshals Apprehend Triple Murder Suspect

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Greenville, MS – On February 6, 2024, the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), in coordination with the Arlington Police Department, USMS Northern District of Texas Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force (N/TX VOTF) and USMS Northern District of Mississippi (N/MS) arrested a man wanted by the Arlington Police Department for a tri

  • U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Officer Awarded USMS Purple Heart

    • For Immediate Release
    Description

    Washington, DC – Task Force Officer (TFO) William “Tank” Helton was presented with the Purple Heart Award from the United States Marshal Service (USMS) on January 29, 2024, in Atlanta, GA.