U.S. Marshals Service Report, July 11 – July 21, 2011

In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. Marshals apprehended more than 36,100 federal fugitives, clearing 39,100 felony warrants – more than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

Working with authorities at the federal, state, and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested more than 81,900 state and local fugitives, clearing 108,200 state and local felony warrants.  

July 21, 2011 – Over the course of two days beginning on July 19, 2011, the United States Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force conducted “Operation Lokahi Sweep”.  HPD Officers, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Deputy Sheriffs, and Federal Agents (ICE, ATF, DEA) conducted a joint fugitive apprehension sweep encompassing the entire island of Oahu.  Sixty-two wanted fugitives were arrested and 123 warrants cleared. Those who were apprehended were wanted for various violent crimes to include robbery, narcotics violation, firearms possession, parole and probation violation.                                                                                                                                           US_Marshals_Enforcement_Tools


July 21, 2011 –  U.S. Marshal Albert Najera, of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) arrested Bisente Garcia.  This fugitive was wanted by Madera Police Department for Attempted Homicide, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for violating his conditions of parole.


July 21, 2011 –  On July 19 & 20, U.S. Marshals Operation Intercept (OPIN) fugitive apprehension task force, Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), FBI, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Sumter Police Department, and Columbia Police Department joined forces to “Shine the Light” on Registered Sex Offenders and violent fugitives.  OPIN and agents from all offices represented began Operation Surefire with 158 sex offenders and 10 violent fugitive warrants wanted for various felonies to include:  Marquel Joel Gadson AKA: Bushwick for Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery.


July 20, 2011On July 19, 2011 Officers with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force arrested Santos Ochoa and Marshals Service Deputies and Detectives from the Roswell Police Department arrested Tino Rodriguez. Both Rodriguez and Ochoa were on the U.S. Marshals Service’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted’ as Gang affiliated Fugitives. Ochoa has been a fugitive from justice since May after his probation was revoked for allegedly stabbing a person in Artesia, NM and Rodriguez was wanted by New Mexico Probation and Parole since September of 2010.


July 16, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announces the arrest of two South Florida fugitives and the recovery of two abducted children in the early morning hours of July 16. FRFTF members received an urgent late night call last night from the U.S. Marshals in West Palm Beach in regards to the possible location of two missing juveniles.


July 15, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera, of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Central Valley Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested 27 year old Dareus Timrell Dawson in Fairfield, California.  Dawson had been sought by the St. Louis County Police Department in Missouri for murder from March 29th of this year.


July 15, 2011 – United States Marshals Service Deputies in the District of New Mexico arrested Anthony Deon Hodge. Hodge is wanted by the Bakersfield California Police Department on charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, discharge of firearm from a vehicle at a person, and participating in a street gang.


July 15, 2011Members from the United States Marshals Service South East Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jesse Sosa. Sosa is one of The Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Fugitives. On October 15, 2010, Jesse Sosa was to be sentenced in a New Mexico District Court for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.


July 15, 2011Justin William Durbin was arrested on Trousdale Road in Sulphur after at least two high-speed chases and a multi-jurisdictional manhunt.  Durbin was Wanted by the following agencies: Pima County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, Baton Rouge PD, Mt. Pleasant PD / South Carolina, Collier County Sheriff’s Office / Naples, Florida, Lafayette PD, Virginia Beach PD, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office / Pensacola, Florida, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office / Noblesville, Indiana, and Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Office / Maryland.  The charges range from Probation Violation, Grand Theft Auto, Larceny, Burglary, and Fraud.


July 15, 2011The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force sponsored by the United States Marshals Service is announcing the arrest of Carlos Mireles Jr. Mireles has previous arrests for drug possession, resisting and evading arrest, burglary of a vehicle, family violence, assault causing bodily injury, injury to a child/elderly/disable with intent to cause bodily harm. In October 2010, Carlos Mireles was arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.


July 13, 2011Ronny (or Ronnie) Stutes was arrested this afternoon just before 1:00 p.m. outside a restaurant in Lafayette by the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF). Stutes was Wanted by the Ft. Wright Police Department in Kentucky for a bank robbery (2nd Degree Robbery) that occurred on June 15, 2011. Also, Stutes was running from a Parole Violation in Kentucky.


July 13, 2011 The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest of thirty year old Marquez Cornelius Vaughn of Opelika, Alabama at an apartment complex located in Tallahassee, FL. Vaughn was currently being sought by the Opelika Police Department and the US Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama on charges of 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Assault.


July 12, 2011John Everett Fitch, III was apprehended last night at a local motel in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico by the Tamaulipas Ministry of Public Safety and quickly turned over to Mexican Immigration authorities. Judicial authorities in Nuevo Laredo determined that Fitch had no legal status to remain in Mexico and was expelled shortly after midnight at the Port of Entry to the welcoming handcuffs of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force in Laredo, Texas. Fitch was charged with failing to appear last month after he fled from his own jury trial in San Marcos, Texas. Fitch was charged with Indecency with a Child.


July 12, 2011Ernesto Hinojos was arrested yesterday without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Hinojos was the target of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force investigation and was subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a Conspiracy, alleging his possession with intent to distribute approximately 3000 pounds of marijuana and over 5 kilograms of cocaine.


July 12, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) has found violent fugitives hiding in every conceivable way; underneath clothes in the closet, in attic crawl spaces, inside the trunks of cars, walls, clothes dressers and yes even inside refrigerators. However, when members of the FRFTF responded to 509 Magnolia Drive this morning in an attempt to locate Deon Dorsey, Dorsey added a new wrinkle to what these fugitive investigators have seen. Deon Dorsey, a 20 year old citizen of Tallahassee, was currently being sought by the Tallahassee Police Department on charges of Domestic Battery by Strangulation.


July 11, 2011The U.S. Marshals along with Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program, and the Barron, Sawyer, and Rusk County Sheriff’s Departments conducted a residence verification operation for registered sex offenders in these three counties. On June 28th and 29th deputies checked the addresses of 118 registered sex offenders.

 

 

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