U.S. Marshals Service Report March 16 – March 24, 2011

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal Marshals have served the country since 1789, often times in unseen but critical ways. To this day, the Marshals occupy a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. The USMS is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, and as such, it is involved in virtually every federal law enforcement initiative. Presidentially appointed U.S. Marshals direct the activities of 94 districts — one for each federal judicial district. More than 3,200 Deputy Marshals and Criminal Investigators form the backbone of the agency.

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsMarch 24, 2011 – United States Marshal Mark Ericks announces the arrest of Carlos Vidal Guiterrez for homicide.  Deputy United States Marshals from the Pacific Northwest Fugitive Apprehension Task Force (PNWFAT) from the Western District of Washington, along with US Marshals Service task force personnel from the Eastern District of California and the Northern District of California arrested Guiterrez this afternoon near the city of Hollister, Calif.  He was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.  Guiterrez is believed responsible for the shooting which resulted in the death of a person outside of a business in Centralia, Washington, in 1986.

March 23, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force today announced the arrest of Lyndell Davis, 48, of Tallahassee, Florida for the offenses of Armed Kidnapping, Armed Sexual Assault, and Armed Robbery on a Miami Police Department case dating back to 1988. Miami Dade Police Detectives made the connection on the unsolved case involving the kidnapping, rape, and robbery of a 16 year old female after receiving a DNA match for Davis through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Combined DNA Index System.

March 22, 2011 – Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Harold Hoskins in Williamsport. Hoskins was being sought on a bench warrant issued February 21, 2007 by Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas Judge William S. Kieser. The warrant, held by the Lycoming County Sheriffs Office, charged Hoskins with Failure to Appear for sentencing in the Lycoming County Courthouse.

March 22, 2011– One day after the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque added Lorenzo Coriz to their New Mexico’s Most Wanted List, Coriz turned himself in. Coriz a convicted sex offender turned himself in at the Sandoval County Detention Center just hours after seeing himself on the news.  “This is a prime example of how the Marshals Service, Local law enforcement and the media working together on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program allows us to apprehend fugitives quickly and effectively” said United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria.

March 21, 201115 Most Wanted Capture – Jessica Tata, a U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitive, arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta shortly after 5:00 a.m. on a flight from Lagos International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Tata was captured Saturday in Port Harcourt, Nigeria by Interpol and U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security agents. In February, Tata, who owned and operated Jackie’s Day Care in Houston, allegedly left the premises leaving seven children alone in the house with a pot of oil on a burning stove resulting in a deadly fire.

March 21, 2011– The United States Marshals Service in New Mexico adds a new sexual offender to their Most Wanted List. Lorenzo Coriz (37) is wanted on a Federal Probation Violation. Coriz was convicted in 2007 for abusive sexual contact on Indian country after touching a minor under the age of fifteen in a sexual manner.

March 17, 2011 – Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Anthony McClinton and his brother Alonzo McClinton in Nanticoke.  Anthony McClinton was being sought by the New York City Police Department’s Violent Felony Squad in the Bronx for a shooting that occurred on March 13, 2011.  The victim was shot in the upper torso.  Anthony McClinton was also wanted for a robbery that occurred in December 2010 in Nanticoke.  Alonzo McClinton was being sought by the New York state parole authorities on a parole violation warrant dated July 19, 2010.  He had been convicted on drug charges, served a New York state prison sentence, and then released on state parole supervision.  Alonzo McClinton, like his brother, was also wanted for his role in the December 2010 robbery in Nanticoke.

March 17, 2011 – Two N.Y. properties that belonged to convicted fraudster Hassan Nemazee have been listed for sale by a U.S. Marshals contractor. One of the properties, a New York City duplex, is listed at $28 million and is the highest-priced forfeited asset that the U.S. Marshals have ever listed for sale. Nemazee was convicted for a $292 million fraud scheme and is currently serving 12 years in a federal prison.

March 16, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) apprehended a fugitive yesterday that is wanted by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery and for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  The U.S. Marshals Pensacola Division of the FRFTF caught up with Jay Anthony Middelton while he was fishing behind a friend’s house in south Walton County.

March 16, 2011Wanted fugitive Gregory Johnson was added to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s Fugitive of the Week on Monday after allegedly taking the 7 year old son of his girlfriend without permission from her home on Bell Avenue in Elyria. Johnson snatched the child as he was sleeping while his mother was returning home late that evening. Johnson refused to return the child to his mother and eventually left the child unattended in the Greyhound Bus station in Cleveland in the early morning hours after he found out police were searching for him. The child was safely recovered but Johnson was on the run.