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U.S. Marshals Service Report April 18 – May 6, 2011

May 06, 2011 – The United States Marshals Service has added a new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator to the District of New Mexico’s ability to interrupt financial gains achieved through illegal activity. The new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator will work in the District of New Mexico under the direction of the United States Marshals Service’s Asset Forfeiture Division. 


April 30, 2011 – On Friday, April 29, 2011, the United States Marshals Service arrested Arthur James Wire III in York, PA for violating the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. On July 6, 1984, Wire was convicted of Indecent Assault in York County, PA. And, on November 12, 1985 Wire was convicted of Indecent Assault and Corruption of Minors in York County, PA. 


April 29, 2011 – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Karea Larice Morris in Richmond, California. Morris had been sought by the Vallejo Police Department for conspiracy to commit armed carjacking. During the incident Morris’ accomplice had a struggle over handgun used during the commission of the crime and a shot was fired just missing a female victim.


April 28, 2011U.S. Marshal Genny May proudly announced that the United States Marshals Service, Eastern District of Louisiana, participated in the Friends of Scott “Unforgettable Prom” on April 22, 2011 in New Orleans, LA. The prom was attended by approximately one hundred children who are being treated for cancer at the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.


April 28, 2011 – Kevin Lee Sam was arrested inside an apartment located Lafayette, LA. Sam is Wanted by the Sunset Police Department and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office for 1st Degree Murder. The murder occurred on March 27th; in early April St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF).


April 28, 2011 – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force from Pensacola arrested an Alabama man this afternoon who is wanted for luring a another man into the woods where he had planned to kill him and then bury him in a grave he already dug up. Nicholas Wayne Hamlett, 31, is wanted on charges of Attempted Murder, Kidnapping and Menacing after tricking the man into following him into a wooded area where he had planned to beat the man to death.


April 28, 2011 – United States Marshal Cathy J. Jones announces the arrest of Thomas Grantham and James Cross Jr. by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST).  Grantham, 35 years of age, and Cross Jr., 32 years of age, are wanted for Murder and Attempted Murder based on charges in West Virginia.


April 27, 2011The U.S. Marshals New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of Brandon Legere, 29, of Manchester, NH. Members of the taskforce, Manchester Police Department, and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department participated in the arrest. Legere was wanted for violating the conditions of his supervised release while on probation.


April 27, 2011 – Henry Martin Gunnells, Jr. was arrested by the U.S. Marshals led fugitive task force, Operation Intercept (OPIN), before sunrise off of Pooles Mill Road in Swansea, SC.  Gunnells was sought by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office for Assault & Battery High & Aggravated Nature.


April 27, 2011 – Hillcrest Farm, a 160-acre property in Georgetown, Ky., will be auctioned by a U.S. Marshals contractor at 6 p.m. Friday. The auction date coincides with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event taking place in nearby Lexington, Ky., to make the opportunity more readily available to out-of-town visitors.  The property, valued at approximately $3 million, has been forfeited to the government as part of a sentence against Shirley Cunningham, one of two former attorneys who were found guilty of fraud in 2009. Cunningham and William Gallion were found to have kept more than $94 million of a $200 million Fen-Phen diet pill settlement they had reached on behalf of 440 class-action lawsuit clients they represented.


April 26, 2011 – Deputy United States Marshals returned from Mexico City with Jesus Joaquin Arredondo-Soto a suspect in the murder of a woman and her infant child, demonstrating that the long arm of the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) reaches to international hiding places.. He was retrieved by the United States Marshals Service under a federal crime-fighting initiative.


April 22, 2011 – The last of three escapees from the Luna County Detention Center, Mario Martinez-Rios, was arrested this evening in Deming, NM. “This intensive investigation spanned three states, until Deputy U.S. Marshals in Denver Colorado developed information that led our Deputy Marshals and SWIFT Task Force Officers right to a residence in Deming, NM” said, Conrad Candelaria, United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico.


April 22, 2011 –  On April 20, 2011, convicted sex offender Bruce Crousser was arrested at the American Legion Restaurant, located in Los Alamos, NM, by the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Department and members of the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force.  Crousser was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.


April 21, 2011 – The Hawaii Adam Walsh Task Force led by U.S. Marshal Deputies along with Hawaii State Sheriff Deputies located and apprehended 52 year-old Celso Rodriguez-Huerta without incident at a residence in Honolulu. Rodriguez-Huerta was wanted pursuant to a Tarrant County Texas arrest warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child.


April 20, 2011 – A fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal charge for drug conspiracy has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, U.S. Marshal Deputies along with Maui Police Department Officers, Maui Sheriff Deputies apprehended Brackston W. Moores without incident at Sprecklesville Beach in Paia.


April 20, 2011 – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured a Pensacola man who walked out of a hospital in late November last year right before he was to be arrested by Pensacola Police Department on charges of Assault on an Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting an Officer with Violence and Possession of Marijuana over 20 Grams. Anthony Michael Smith was arrested without incident at the Fairway Villas Apartment Complex off of Michigan Avenue.


April 20, 2011 – Wanted fugitive Thomas Allen, age 38, was arrested last evening at approximately 9:50 p.m. in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Allen, who is no stranger to the justice system, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on charges of 2 counts attempted murder, 2 counts aggravated burglary, 2 counts felonious assault and tampering with evidence.


April 19, 2011 – The United States Marshals Service in still actively seeking the apprehension of the third federal inmate who escaped from the Luna County Detention Center on April 17, 2011. Escapee Mario Martinez-Rios, 12/21/1980 is still at large and wanted in connection with his escape and to appear in Federal Court on his original Illegal entry into the United States Charge.


April 18, 2011 – On April 17 at approximately 8:30pm the United States Marshals Service was advised by the Luna County Detention Center that 3 federal inmates had escaped. The three inmates were Alberto Grijalba-Murillo, 09/09/1971, Julio Mendoza-Acosta, 05/30/1960 and Mario Martinez-Rios, 12/21/1980. Initial reports say the three inmates escaped through a hole in a perimeter fence at the facility.

 

 

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