U.S. Marshals Service Report, August 2 – August 19, 2010

The offices of U.S. Marshals and Deputy Marshal were created by the first Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789, the same legislation that established the Federal judicial system. The Marshals were given extensive authority to support the federal courts within their judicial districts and to carry out all lawful orders issued by judges, Congress, or the president…continue

RightSideNews reports from the Office of the U.S. Marshals Service:

August 19, 2010U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott announces the apprehension of fugitive sex offender Jeff Withrow in Rand, West Virginia. Withrow was wanted by the Medina County Sheriff’s Office for failure to register as a sex offender and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for escape. The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force was requested to assist in locating and apprehending fugitive Withrow on the outstanding warrants. 

August 16, 2010One of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police DepartmentUnited_States_Marshals_Service_Tools Most Wanted was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9 Unit on August 16, 2010. Ronnie Lee Wilson, 21, was wanted by the SCMPD for murder.


August 13, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hit the streets of Pensacola this week capturing elusive fugitives and thwarting some criminals. The Task Force worked together with the Sheriff’s Office targeting violent fugitives trying to help make the people in the community feel a little safer.


August 13, 2010Wanted fugitives John Wilson, age 28, and Robert “Bobby” Cruz, age 43, were both added to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s Most Wanted “Dangerous Dozen” list which was released on Wednesday to the public. Within 48 hours of the release, both are in custody due to tips received from the public.


August 12, 2010Two men wanted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Wrightsville, Georgia Police Department were arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the GBI, the Wrightsville Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 teams. Jarvis Miller and Demarcio Williams were wanted by the Wrightsville Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for the offense of murder.


August 12, 2010Effective today, the public affairs officer for the ASP Kingman Escapees Task Force will prepare a daily briefing at 10:00 am PST to provide the latest information available. The briefing for Thursday, August 12, 2010 is as follows: Task Force officers continue to focus investigative efforts in western Arkansas, western Montana, and in various other locations around the United States. The last credible sighting of McCluskey and Welch was August 6, 2010 in Billings Montana.


August 11, 2010The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force along with DHS ICE ended the flight of 24 year old Miguel Angel Rivera today in San Antonio after a brief struggle and a taser deployment. Rivera was wanted in Webb County for Failure to Appear on a Kidnapping charge stemming from an incident in 2009. Rivera is a self-proclaimed Zeta gang member and an illegal alien. He faces additional Immigration Violations.


August 11, 2010 – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Trinity Payne near Hazleton, Pennsylvania.  Payne had been sought by Illinois authorities since June 2010. It is alleged Payne engaged in the violent sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend. The Macon County Sheriffs Office conducted the investigation.  As a result, an arrest warrant was issued in Macon County, Illinois, charging Payne with multiple counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and other related offenses.


August 11, 2010Information developed indicates John Charles McCluskey and Casslyn Welch have changed their appearance. McCluskey has black hair and a black beard. Welch has dyed her hair blonde. Investigators are concentrating their search in Western Montana and Southwest Canada.


August 09, 2010On August 3, 2010, Deputy United States Marshals (DUSMs) from the Eastern District of Louisiana (E/LA) participated in the National Night Out Against Crime sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. District Deputies covered over eight local Night Out Against Crime events across the district, including events in New Orleans, Slidell, Algiers, and Amite.


August 09, 2010An escaped murderer from an Arizona prison was apprehended this morning in Park County, Wyo. Tracy Province, 42, was arrested today at 6:20 a.m., in Meeteetse, Wyo., by U.S. Marshals and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Department after being observed walking through town.


August 08, 2010Recent information developed indicates the prison escapees and their accomplice may be in the Yellowstone Park area. John Charles McCluskey, age 45, Tracy Province, age 42, and Daniel Renwick, age 35, escaped from the Arizona State Prison at Kingman on July 30, 2010. Casslyn Welch, age 43, is believed to have assisted them in the escape. On August 1, 2010, Daniel Renwick was arrested in Rifle, Colorado after a brief car chase and firing a weapon at a pursuing police vehicle.


August 06, 2010A man wanted by the Bay County Sheriff’s Department in Panama City, Florida was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.  Johnathan Everett Gibson, 30, was wanted by the Bay County Sheriff’s Department in Panama City Florida for failure to appear on two warrants, one for Aggravated Battery/Domestic Violence and the other for Leaving the Scene of an Accident with damage.


August 05, 2010A man wanted by the Georgia Department of Correction was arrested by the arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on August 4, 2010. Robert Baker Jr, 30, was wanted by the Georgia Department of Corrections for escape.


August 05, 2010The U.S. Marshals Service is providing the following information as clarification to recent national media stories about body scanners at security check points that have contained inaccurate information. It is important to note the U.S. Marshals Service and the Transportation Security Administration are two separate government agencies, working under two separate government departments.  The U.S. Marshals Service is with the Department of Justice and the TSA is with the Department of Homeland Security.  Neither agency can speak for the other. 


August 05, 2010Yesterday turned out to be the day that luck ran out for long time fugitive Leslie “Lucky” Johnson, wanted on a federal arrest warrant for failure to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons stemming from his 1991 federal drug case conviction. Johnson, age 52, was apprehended near Pittsburgh, PA by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force after 19 long years on the run.


August 04, 2010On August 3, 2010, United States Marshals arrested Mark White on a warrant charging him with murder. In 2008, White allegedly shot Jumar Joiner in Hartford, Connecticut. White has been a fugitive from justice since May of 2008 and was found living on General Arnold in southeast Albuquerque, NM.


August 04, 2010Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Janeth Valenzuela, wanted by the United States Marshals Service for Identity Theft and by the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department for Parental Abduction, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force today.


August 02, 2010The Fugitive Safe Surrender program recently held in Las Cruces, New Mexico July 28th thru the 31st was a complete success in every way. Expectations were surpassed in numbers and cooperation between each law enforcement agency. Sharon Beth Kristal, the Fugitive Safe Surrender National Coordinator and Jeff Kretschmar, Ph. D. from Kent State University stated that it was one of the smoothest running sites to date.


August 02, 2010On Tuesday, Aug 3, the U.S. Marshals District of Puerto Rico will join local, state, and other federal law enforcement agencies at the 27th National Night Out (NNO), at the Hiram Bithorn parking facilities after 5 p.m. This activity takes place every year and citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in close to 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases nationwide will join forces to mark the “27th Annual National Night Out.”