Most Wanted Addition – The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis, New Mexico, on August 28, 2008, and has been on the lam ever since. At the time of his escape, he was serving a life sentence plus 56 years for his role in the murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Read More
This weeks latest news updates from the U.S. Marshal’s Office, February 1 – 24, 2012
February 24, 2012 – The U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Kevin A. Carr, announced the conclusion of Operation Spring Thaw. The operation began on February 1, 2012 and ended today. During the operation, members of the Fugitive Task Force (Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and US Marshals) arrested 38 individuals on outstanding felony warrants.
February 23, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Jacory Noel Brown in Citrus Heights, CA. Brown was wanted for Parole Violation and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
February 22, 2012 – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 19 year old John Williams in Patterson, California. Williams was wanted for Armed Robbery and Assault with a Deadly Weapon with gang enhancements.
February 21, 2012 – The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico assisted the Las Cruces Police Department in reuniting a 1 year old child with her family in the United States. The young girl’s mother, Nicole Jauregui and her boyfriend, Jose Mendez, are being charged with child abuse after the one year old tested positive for drugs.
February 17, 2012 – U.S. Marshals Service personnel in Los Angeles arrested Teddy Spaugy upon his arrival from Panama City, Panama following his ordered expulsion. Spaugy was being sought by the Arizona Department of Public Safety-Capitol Police District and the U.S. Marshals led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force pursuant to an active warrant on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and dangerous crimes against children.
February 17, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest Nima Nash Moradi of Orlando, Florida at an apartment complex located in Tallahassee, FL. Moradi was currently being sought by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, FL on charges of 2nd Degree Homicide.
February 17, 2012 – Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mansfield Police Department arrested William Johnson at a Mansfield area motel. Johnson was wanted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office on a February 16, 2012 bench warrant for bond revocation after he violated the no contact order with his victim.
February 16, 2012 – The Louisiana State Police and the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) are seeking information from the public as to Ronald Ross’ location. Ross is the third defendant in an Aggravated Rape case and he has not yet been located (the other two have been arrested and are currently being prosecuted). Ross should be considered Armed and Dangerous.
February 16, 2012 – U.S. Marshal George White, Southern District of Mississippi, announces the arrest of Randall Thomas Beaty who is wanted by the Hendersonville, TN, Police Department for 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse (Age 8 and Under).
February 15, 2012 – The U.S. Marshal Service, Albuquerque Police Department, and the New Mexico State Police arrested brothers Zephaniah Martinez, James Martinez, and their grandmother Sally Gaut after a 2 hour Standoff in Peralta, NM. Z. Martinez and James Martinez were allegedly involved in a shooting at a Walmart in Albuquerque earlier this month. Gaut is charged with conspiracy in the same crime.
February 14, 2012 – Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force arrested Robert Franz at a truck stop near 339th Ave and Van Buren Rd in Buckeye. Franz was wanted by the Pampa, TX Police Department for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
February 14, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals Service in Farmington arrested Julian Marty Perea in Dulce, NM. Perea was wanted by the State of Arizona on a Grand Jury indictment charging Perea with several counts including intentionally or knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with a victim under the age of 15 years.
February 14, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 20 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. Over 150 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $145,000 dollars was raised.
February 13, 2012 – Deputy U.S. Marshals in New Mexico located and arrested Stanley James Pacheco, Sr. on an Indian Reservation located in Santa Clara, New Mexico. Last October, the Maui native was charged via Indictment with eleven felonies to include six counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, three counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Attempted Sexual Assault in the First Degree.
February 12, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 23 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Tuesday February 14, 2012 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $167,073.00. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
February 10, 2012 – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Omar Payano in the Bronx, New York. Payano was being sought by the Scranton Police Department for an attempted homicide which occurred on February 5, 2012 at the Valley View apartments in Scranton.
February 09, 2012 – The United States Marshal Service in Santa Fe along with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Fe Police Department SWAT team arrested Jairo Adair Contreras. Contreras escaped Arizona State Custody and fled to New Mexico where he was attempting to avoid apprehension.
February 09, 2012 – Patrick Sedoti, Acting U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Devon Armond Gayles has been arrested. On February 8, 2012, Devon Gayles was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in conjunction with Detectives from the Asheville North Carolina Police Department in Forest Park, OH.
February 08, 2012 – Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force in the Eastern District of Louisiana arrested John C. Wright Jr. at a residence in New Orleans, Louisiana. Wright was wanted by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office on an August 23, 2011 arrest warrant for failing to verify current address (as a registered sex offender).
February 07, 2012 – U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe is proud to announce the arrest of Ronald A. Brewington, wanted for homicide. Brewington was indicted nearly 25 years ago in New Mexico for the murder of his wife.
February 07, 2012 – On Monday February 06, 2012 the United States Marshal Service in Las Cruces arrested Amador Venegas-Diaz. Diaz is charged with Criminal Sexual Penetration, Aggravated Assault with intent to commit a violent felony, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Bribery of a witness.
February 07, 2012 – Jennifer Segrest, on the run for the past two years, was arrested by members of the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Port Wentworth Police Department and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office. Segrest was wanted by the Cobb County Police Department for the offenses of child molestation and enticement of a child.
February 03, 2012 – Information developed in collaboration between the U.S. Marshals’ Regional Fugitive Task Force along with members of the DEA, Virginia State Police’s Eastern Shore Drug Task Force and the Virginia Beach Police Department, led to the safe capture of fugitive Johnathan Manwell Johnson. The fugitive was located and arrested following an approximate 30 minute standoff with the posse of Marshals.
February 03, 2012 – Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Adam Walsh Task Force arrested wanted sex offender fugitive Clark Boisvert near the shops at Waialua Sugar Mill. Then in the late evening of February 02, 2012, task force members arrested a second wanted sex offender fugitive, Jordan Monteiro, on Wahane Street in Kapolei. Both fugitives had fled from authorities in Virginia and were hiding out on Oahu, HI.
February 01, 2012 – Operation SAFE GATEWAY was a joint agency focus to validate the addresses provided by registered sex offenders. SAFE GATEWAY allowed law enforcement to validate information provided by sex offenders during the registration and periodic re-registration requirements under Arkansas State Law.
February 01, 2012 – U.S. Marshals in Akron, OH arrested “Dangerous Dozen” shooting suspect, Tramell Wilson, who was wanted on multiple counts of felonious assault, aggravated burglary, disorderly conduct and three contempt warrants.
February 01, 2012 – The U.S. Marshals announce the arrest of Tabias Lorland McFadden in Grovetown, GA. McFadden has been eluding police since August 20, 2011 when warrants were issued by Florence County Sheriff’s Department after he was allegedly involved in a shooting incident to include charges of two counts Attempted Murder, one count of Firing a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling, one count of Discharging firearm into vehicle, and one count of Armed Robbery.