U.S. Marshals Service Report: March 18 – March 25, 2010

United_States_Marshals_Service_ToolsMarch 25, 2010 –  It’s no secret that if you are a wanted fugitive trying to evade capture, the last thing you want to see is your face on a wanted poster.  The U.S. Marshals Service has made its name on the belief that no guilty man shall go free, and in the Northern District of Ohio that is exactly the goal of the Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott currently partners with WKYC Channel 3 News, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Clear Channel Media to seek wanted criminals in its Fugitive of the Week program. To date, almost 88% of those profiled have been caught. His new idea is to bring mug shots of the most wanted criminals in your area directly to your cell phone.

March 25, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Task Force tracked down Kelvin Bryant, wanted for three counts of first degree murder out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the case had been listed as a Marshal Service Major Case. The diligent work by the Metro Fugitive Task Force led the investigation to Culberson St, where it was believed that Bryant, who was using the alias Joseph Bryant was staying with a family friend.  Contact with the residence was made by task force team members and Bryant  was taken into custody without incident.    Bryant is currently being held in Oklahoma county Jail pending extradition back to Philadelphia.  He is accused of shooting a rival drug dealer on the street.

March 24, 2010Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Lafayette alongside Deputies with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested thirty-nine year old William Martin from Johnson City, Tennessee. Martin was Wanted by the Kingsport, TN Police Department for Aggravated Sexual Battery, as he allegedly assaulted a female juvenile under the age of twelve.

March 24, 2010 – 15 Most Wanted Addition – The U.S. Marshals Service added Enrique Done to their 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list today. Done is wanted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Newark, N.J., and has been charged for his alleged role as the leader of an international drug trafficking conspiracy.

March 24, 2010The U.S. Marshals Northern California Task Force received information March 18 that a black Chevy Tahoe owned and registered to Jose Valencia-Hernandez, a fugitive wanted out of Vancouver, Wash., for distribution of methamphetamine, possession of firearms, and arson was traveling on the 101 Freeway near Fremont, Calif. Authorities stopped the vehicle, occupied by two men, without incident.

March 24, 2010The Department of Justice via the U.S. Marshals Service has launched a Web site, www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/g8/index.html, highlighting the 10 most wanted sex offenders in the United States. Seven other countries have also launched similar sites. The U.S. G8-affiliated Wanted Child Sex Offender initiative, in collaboration with INTERPOL, aims to identify and apprehend wanted child sex offenders from the G8 countries – United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia – by bringing together initiatives relating to child sex offenders.

March 23, 2010Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force (MLFTF) investigators arrested fugitives Lawrence Crandle and Brandon Payton. Both fugitives were wanted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for multiple counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine. Crandle was also wanted for being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

March 23, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team arrested a fugitive this morning wanted as the suspect in an attempted murder of a Pensacola man at a motel in Pensacola last year. Michael Joe Green, 35, has been on the run from authorities after he allegedly shot 29 year old Jeffrey Watson in the head at the Red Roof Inn on Plantation Road on May 10, 2009.

March 19, 2010U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested bank robbery suspect, Gregory Edward Wagner, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wagner was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated January 8, 2009, and signed by Magisterial District Judge Richard Claypool in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. 

March 19, 2010Cathy J. Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, Springfield Police Chief Steve Moody, and Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer announce the arrest of Derrick Lamont Caldwell after a two day man hunt covering both Clark and Montgomery Counties. Caldwell, a registered sex offender in Montgomery County, was wanted in Springfield for 2 counts of robbery and is also a suspect for an alleged abduction and assault that occurred in Springfield last week. 

March 19, 2010U.S. Marshals in North Dakota captured James Lyle Mead on March 18, 2010. Mead, who allegedly shot Lance Scott in Delta Junction in February 2009, was wanted by the State of Alaska for Attempted Murder and Assault. 

March 19, 2010The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested 30 year-old Kenneth Kendrick at an associate’s residence located on Bahama Terrace in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kendrick is accused of an execution style shooting and killing of Anthony Collins in Detroit, Michigan on November 28, 2009. Kendrick is a four time habitual offender with a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple convictions for various crimes including felony weapon violations.

March 19, 2010An international manhunt has ended with the capture of Jorge Torres-Puello aka Jorge Torres Orellana. After a coordinated effort between the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and multiple law enforcement agencies in the United States and overseas, Torres-Puello was located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and arrested without incident by local authorities there Thursday at 8 p.m. 

March 19, 2010Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Luis Xadiel Cruz-Vasquez, aka “el mono”, the brother of alleged drug kingpin Angel Ayala-Vasquez, aka “Angelo Milliones”, was arrested by the United States Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force. Cruz-Vasquez, was charged September 28, 2009, in the District of Puerto Rico for conspiracy to import and distribute narcotics, and trafficking narcotics within 1,000 ft. of a school.

March 18, 2010A 17 year old juvenile, believed to be associated with a violent gang organization in the Northwest Arkansas area, was arrested in Springdale following an all night standoff. The Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force was asked to assist the Springdale Police Department, an active partner of the task force, in locating and apprehending the male juvenile. He was wanted for Aggravated Assault, Battery 3rd Degree, and Engaging in Violent Criminal Group Activity. 

March 18, 2010U.S. Marshal Federico Rocha of the Northern District of California announces the arrest of 16 individuals in Humboldt County during a Fugitive Task Force Operation conducted Monday.

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