U.S. Marshals Service Report: April 20 – April 30, 2010

Right Side News reports from the U. S. Marshals Office..

April 28, 2010On April 30 U.S. Marshal Kelvin Washington of the District of South Carolina will celebrate his Investiture Ceremony at the McMillan Federal Building in Florence, S.C., at 1 p.m. Washington will be joined by members of the Judiciary, distinguished guests, and family to celebrate his appointment. He will also express his vision and goals for the District of South Carolina and stress the importance of serving and protecting the federal judiciary while honoring the U.S. Marshals’ commitment to fugitive apprehension.


United_States_Marshals_Service_ToolsApril 28, 2010Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Jose Ruiz-Rivera, a “Most Wanted” Fugitive of the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force (PRFTF), was arrested today in Florida, Puerto Rico. Ruiz-Rivera was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department since September of 2009 for rape of a minor.


April 26, 2010On April 21, 2010, Detectives with the Midland Police Department received information of a possible murder for hire conspiracy. During the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Johnathon Rendon, an employee with the City of Midland Animal Control department. The investigation revealed that Rendon planned to hire a co-worker to assist him in kidnapping and beating the ex-boyfriend of a girl that he has been dating.


April 26, 2010Wanted fugitive Dale Zucker, age 61, was arrested this afternoon in Union City, California. Zucker was wanted on a federal arrest warrant for failing to appear for his January 26th trial to face federal fraud charges. Zucker was released on bond by the federal courts following his arraignment on these charges and was living with family members in the south Florida area.


April 26, 2010 – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Freddie Jones in York, Pennsylvania.   Jones was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated April 1, 2010, and signed by Magisterial District Judge Lavon A. Postelle in Harrisburg.


April 23, 2010The U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force and Shelby County SWAT Team arrested Donald James Hodgson in the “Nutbush” area of Memphis. Hodgson was wanted for Escaping from the Lauderdale County Jail late Monday night. When Lauderdale County Sheriff Steve Sanders learned about the escape he contacted the U.S. Marshals MSFTF and Tennessee Bureau of Investigations for assistance. Hodgson was a special housing inmate from Sullivan County, TN and serving a state sentence for Robbery.


April 23, 2010The U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a Walton County man who has eluded law enforcement since 2006 after he allegedly molested a young girl. Jimmy Donald Suttles Jr., was arrested this morning around 8:30 a.m. (EST).  Suttles was found living in an apartment above a garage of a house in the affluent community of Smyrna, GA., a suburb of Atlanta.  According to the Marshals Task Force in Atlanta, Suttles was living on this property for some time using the garage as his shop to repair and restore cars.


April 23, 2010 – The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force today announced the results of a week long enforcement initiative focused on Sex Offenders, Gang Members, and Violent Offenders in observance of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.  President Barak Obama recently proclaimed April 18-24, 2010 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with the theme of this year’s campaign being, “Crime Victims’ Rights: Fairness. Dignity. Respect.”  This year’s theme reminds citizens of the core rights that all crime victims want and deserve the right to be treated fairly with dignity and respect.


April 22, 2010U. S. Marshal Federico Rocha of the Northern District of California announced the arrest of Timothy Cummings. On April 21, Cummings, 38, was arrested in the 1900 block of 92nd Avenue in Oakland. Cummings wanted for a number of local, state, and federal charges stemming from July 2005 thru May 2009. Allegedly Cummings sexually abused his girlfriend’s daughter. He is charged with aggravated rape, sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile; and failure to appear.


April 22, 2010Earlier today, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Mansfield Division of Police arrested Desiree Marshall, age 22, at a family member’s residence in Mansfield. Marshall is charged with felonious assault by the Mansfield Police Department. Marshall allegedly had a verbal altercation in which she fired multiple shots striking a victim in the chest.


April 22, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Service and its law enforcement partners have arrested 139 people in connection with Operation Clean Slate – a sex offender compliance operation.  The arrests were carried out by teams of Deputies, Agents, and Officers comprised of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force,  Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service, Alabama Board of Pardons and Parole, Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Birmingham Police Department, and the Hoover Police Department.      


April 21, 2010 – Members of the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) along with members of the King County Sheriff’s Office tactical team arrested Nerses and Samuel Galstyan last night at a residence in Kenmore, Wa. The Galstyan brothers were wanted out of Los Angeles, California for the murder of four individuals at a North Hollywood restaurant on April 3, 2010.


April 21, 2010 On April 12th, 2010 Michael Derrick Peninger allegedly failed to appear at the Charleston Federal Courthouse for his Sentencing Hearing for an October Mail Fraud Conviction. A Bench Warrant was issued by the court and directed US Marshals to locate and apprehend Peninger. Deputy United States Marshals developed information that Peninger was on Daniel Island. Deputies, Charleston City Police Officers and FBI Agents immediately responded to the area. K-9 officers tracked Peninger into a wooded area and followed his trail into the business district where Peninger was spotted and taken into custody.


April 20, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Panama City arrested an escapee today from the Indiana State Prison, in Michigan City who’s been on the lam since last Friday. Jason Garmon, 30, was serving a 7 year and 10 year prison sentence for Attempted Robbery and Robbery. Garmon was assigned to a work detail when he escaped from the prison April 16.


April 20, 2010 The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a man at the Gulf Breeze Zoo this afternoon who is wanted by law enforcement in Huntsville, AL. Jonathan Derek Ramey is being sought by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Sheriff’s Offices in Marshall and Etowah Counties,  AL as the main suspect in burglaries which an assortment of guns were stolen.


April 20, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force announces the arrest of a federal fugitive from the Pensacola area on the run for over 7 years in the city of Cap Haitian early this morning. U.S. Marshals, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Haitian Authorities caught up with Guerly Alexis at a small restaurant he was running about  100 miles north of the capital city Port-Au -Prince about 8 a.m. (CST).