U.S. Marshal’s Weekly Report, February 26- March 5, 2010

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March 05, 2010One week after being added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list and one day before his case was to be profiled nationally on FOX’s America’s Most Wanted, former state corrections officer Albert James Turner Jr. is now behind bars.  The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, along with the Rosenberg (Texas) Police Department, had been searching for Turner for the Dec. 27, 2009, murders of his wife, Keitha Turner, and mother-in-law Betty Joe Frank.

March 02, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a man who is wanted for sexually battering an Okaloosa woman and held her in an apartment against her will last month. The alleged suspect, Alvaro Ignacio Abaunza, 40, of Crestview was arrested by Task Force members. 

March 02, 2010 – Cathy Jones, Acting United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, and Walter L. Davis III, Delaware County Sheriff announces the arrest of William W. Hatcher by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST).  Hatcher had been wanted by the Delaware County, Ohio Sheriff’s office for two counts of Rape and Sexual Battery based on charges that he gave a juvenile female alcohol and then raped her.   The victim reportedly knew Hatcher prior to the rape which allegedly occurred on December 17, 2009.

March 01, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals of the Southern District of Ohio and its state and local law enforcement partners concluded Operation Neighborhood Watch-Eastern Borders in Lawrence County.  Authorities are calling it success.  “It’s a major victory any time we arrest an individual who poses a threat to our communities, especially to innocent children,” said Interim United States Marshal Cathy Jones. “Operation Neighborhood Watch was executed to send a message to sex offenders who aren’t in compliance with the law-register or go to jail.”

March 01, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a man today who is wanted on multiple assault and battery charges where he allegedly tried to strangle the victim several times while continuously beating her. 26 year-old Foster Jermall Gibbs – wanted by Escambia Sheriff’s Office – was arrested without incident in Pensacola.

March 01, 2010 – A major fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Aurora, Colorado. Antwan Cortez White was being sought on a federal arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of Iowa charging him with Failure to Appear for Trial.

February 26, 2010A man wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and a SCMPD K-9 unit in Savannah, Georgia on February 26, 2010. Marcus Jacob Jones, 19, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department on five separate warrants charging him with two burglaries, one aggravated assault with intent to rob, one armed robbery, and one kidnapping with bodily injury.