U.S. Marshals Report December 24 – January 15, 2010

Right Side News Reports from the US Marshals Service.

 For over 200 years now, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority used by all three branches of government. Marshals have been involved in most of the major historical episodes in America’s past. Read about their fine history.

January 15, 2010 – Yesterday afternoon two fugitives wanted in California for Parole Violations and as suspects in a Homicide, were arrested in Springfield, Oregon by the U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force (OFTF) and Springfield Police Department (SPD). Robert Reil, a 30-year old male, and Amour Villamora, a 30-year old female, were arrested on “U” street in Springfield. Read More
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January 15, 2010 – A joint effort by the U.S. Marshals Northern California Fugitive Task Force, Fugitive Recovery Enforcement Team, and the San Francisco Police Department resulted in the arrest Wednesday of one of the San Francisco Police Department’s top 10 most wanted fugitives. Steve A. Bahr is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and an additional sex offense in Mendocino County.
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January 14, 2010 – This afternoon, two convicted child molesters who left a men’s shelter in Mesa in August 2009 were returned to the United States from Mexico. In August 2009, Donald Temple, age 25, and Matthew Ellsworth, age 27, along with Randy Brown and Manual Dominguez left the East Valley Men’s Shelter in Mesa where they were required to reside as a condition of their probation. Read More
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January 14, 2010 – A juvenile suspect, 17 years of age, was arrested today by the U.S. Marshals led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). The juvenile suspect is charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Kidnapping, four counts of Aggravated Burglary, one count of Receiving Stolen Firearm, one count of Felonious Assault, and one count of Grand Theft Auto. Read More
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January 13, 2010 – The United States Marshals led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Manuel Guardiola Tuesday in Eagle Pass, Texas. Guardiola escaped from custody on October 20, 2009 while incarcerated at the Kinney County Detention Center in Brackettville, Texas. Guardiola was in custody serving a sentence of 420 months for a narcotics conviction. Read More
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January 11, 2010 – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Esteban Merchan in York. Merchan was being sought by authorities in Hillsborough County, Florida as a suspect in connection with a triple homicide on December 28, 2009. Read More
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January 08, 2010 – Federal Parole Violator, Kurtis Armann, was apprehended by the Great Lakes Regional Task Force based on an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service in Columbus, Ohio. After serving his prison sentence for Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder, Armann absconded from probation supervision in May 2009.
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January 07, 2010 – A man wanted by the Mobile Police Department in Mobile, Alabama for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Murder was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Mobile Police Department, and the Port Wentworth Police Department in Port Wentworth, Georgia. Duane Jackson Jr., 22, was wanted by the Mobile, Alabama Police Department for a 2008 murder.
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January 06, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Service is currently seeking Rodney Lamont Brown, Thomas Artin Glaab, and Miguel Robles-Moya, federal prisoners who escaped today from the Tri-County Detention Center in Ullin, IL. No details on their method of escape are available at this time. Read More
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January 05, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested wanted fugitive Demetrius Briggs. Briggs, age 20, was wanted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the Mansfield Police Department on numerous arrest warrants including attempted murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, aggravated burglary and domestic violence. Read More
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January 05, 2010 – Cathy J. Jones, Acting United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, announce the arrest of Shamar Davis. Davis was wanted on 4 Counts of Felonious Assault charges in Dayton, Ohio. Read More
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January 04, 2010 – Statement by Director John F. Clark, U.S. Marshals Service, on the shootings this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas – I can receive no news more grim or sobering than word of a line-of-duty death or injury to our U.S. Marshals personnel, as was the case this morning at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas. Read More
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January 02, 2010 – 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Capture – The U.S. Marshals Service, along with local law enforcement officers, captured accused homicide suspect Paul Michael Merhige at a motel in the Florida Keys. Merhige was arrested without incident when authorities received a tip after the story was profiled on “America’s Most Wanted.” Read More
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December 31, 2009 – A man who was wanted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a shooting which resulted in the death of a Pensacola man was captured by the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force. The suspect, Marvin Jamel Smith, was arrested without incident by Task Force Investigators with help from Pensacola Police task force members, Escambia Patrol Units and investigators from the A.T.F. Read More
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December 29, 2009 – Nearly five years after charges were first filed on Frederick McLean, he is still running from the law. McLean, an alleged sexual predator, is wanted in California on four counts of child molestation, one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Authorities need the public’s help in getting McLean off the streets and away from potential victims. Read More

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United States Marshals Service: Historical Perspective

Even after the creation of more than 50 specialized federal law enforcement agencies during the 20th century, the Marshals retained the broadest jurisdiction and authority. For over 200 years now, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority used by all three branches of government. Marshals have been involved in most of the major historical episodes in America’s past. READ MORE

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