The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for conducting fugitive investigations and has a critical role in implementing the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction strategy. While targeting violent and other serious offenders, the agency plays a key role in making communities safer.
The U.S. Marshals Service has expanded its fugitive apprehension operations to state and local jurisdictions through highly specialized, multi-agency fugitive task forces covering nearly the entire country. The U.S. Marshals Service builds vital ties within the international law enforcement community to apprehend fugitives abroad as well as to seek foreign fugitives living or residing in the United States. The agency is the custodian of all federal arrest warrants until execution or dismissal.
U.S. Marshals Service Report, August 27 – September 9, 2010
September 09, 2010 – Wanted fugitive Joshua Browning was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in Parma, Ohio. During the course of the last two months the Task Force had worked relentlessly in search of Browning. Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers had conducted numerous interviews of Browning’s family and associates during the past weeks and were able to decipher critical information leading to his arrest. The information was pieced together and led the Task Force to a possible location in the Parma area.
September 07, 2010 – Cathy Jones, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, today announced the arrest of John Whiting in Newark, OH by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Newark Police Department. Whiting had been wanted by the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff’s Office for a Probation Violation. Whiting was on probation for a Manslaughter conviction and had been a fugitive since 1980.
September 07, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man who is wanted in both Ft. Lauderdale and Escambia County after hours of negotiations. Jimmy Eugene Suarez is said to be affiliated with a gang known as the ‘Gangster Disciples’. Last night, both the Sheriff’s Office and the Task Force received information that Suarez was in a house in Pensacola. Task Force investigators attempted ordering Suarez out of the residence to surrender peacefully for over two hours. At about 10:30 p.m. a relative assisted the officers by negotiating with Suarez on a cell phone until Suarez finally walked out the front door and was taken into custody without further incident.
August 31, 2010 – Fort Worth Murder Suspect Captured in Odessa – On Sunday night, August 29th, Fort Worth police allege that 21 year old Dante Maurice Harris shot and killed an unarmed man in an apartment complex parking lot in northwest Fort Worth, and then fled the area on foot. Witnesses later identified Harris as the shooter, and a Murder warrant was issued the following day for his arrest.
August 30, 2010 – U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones of the Southern District of Ohio announces the arrest of Jonothan Mapp, Jr. Mapp is charged with multiple counts of rape in Hamilton County, Ohio. He was indicted for allegedly raping a 5-year-old child over a six-year period between 2001 and 2007. Authorities say Mapp is facing up to life in prison if convicted of these charges.