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. 

April 14, 2011 – Alfonda Jamison, AKA: “Big Al” of Orangeburg, SC was arrested by Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshals fugitive led task force at 788 Sprinkle Avenue on Wednesday April 13. Jamison was sought on a Federal Arrest Warrant for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana. 

April 14, 2011 – Anthony Joseph Jennings AKA: “Tony” was taken into custody on Wednesday April 13, 2011 by Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshals fugitive led task force at a Tire Shop located on North Kings Hwy.  Jennings is a suspect in four bank robberies that have occurred in the Myrtle Beach area since February.  The most recent bank robbery occurred at the BB&T on Hwy. 501 in Conway, SC on April 4. US_Marshals_Enforcement_Tools

April 14, 2011 – A luxury estate in Tulsa, Okla., that belonged to convicted fraudster George David Gordon will be auctioned by a U.S. Marshals contractor April 20 at 5 p.m. EDT. The auction will take place “on the lawn” and simultaneously on the Web. The 19-room property at 10726 S. Lakewood Ave., Tulsa, Okla., is valued in the millions and has a starting bid of $250,000.

April 13, 2011 – Earlier this week, U.S. Marshals were notified that 2 of the fugitives on New Mexico’s Most Wanted were apprehended.  Jose Arriola-Tirado, 30, has been a fugitive from justice for over a year.  Arriola-Tirado was indicted after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) served a warrant on his Farmington home.  Throughout the investigation agents confiscated over 300 grams of methamphetamine, a hand gun, and over $5,000 in cash from Arriola-Tirado.  After the indictment, Arriola-Tirado fled the country before he could be arrested.  Jose Arriola-Tirado was added as one of the U. S. Marshals Service, District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted for the Farmington area.

April 08, 2011 U.S. Marshal Genny May announced that a graduation ceremony was held on Friday, April 08, 2011, for 3rd and 5th grade students from the Arthur Ashe Charter School in uptown New Orleans. The students recently completed the Eastern District of Louisiana United States Marshals Service sponsored Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) Program. The 3rd and 5th graders completed structured six and thirteen week curriculums, respectively.

April 8, 2011Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and Brad Gehring, Outagamie County Sheriff, announced the completion of a multi-jurisdictional operation that targeted non-compliant sex offenders.  “Operation Out in the Cold’ started in late January of this year when deputy U.S. marshals, Outagamie County detectives and Wisconsin sex offender registry specialists conducted a 100 percent compliance check of all registered sex offenders residing in Outagamie County. These compliance checks were conducted with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry to ensure that offenders were actually residing where they were registered.  The operation culminated over the last several days with the arrests of seven registrants who were not residing where they were supposed to be, or had outstanding warrants charging them with Failure to Register.

 April 07, 2011 – A Savannah man wanted on multiple state warrants to include Contempt of Court and Aggravated Assault, and a Federal warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9. Marion Maurice Fields was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for Contempt of Court on various traffic related charges including no insurance.

April 01, 2011 – In the last three months the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force Task Force has located and arrested about a half dozen Escambia County Sex Offenders locally and in numerous other states. Recently, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating wanted absconded sex offenders from the Pensacola area. These offenders had not registered and had been on the run for several years.

April 01, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Cecil Clarence Billings in Brownsville, Yuba County, California. Billings had been sought by the Department of Homeland Security on a Federal warrant in January 2011 for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and hashish.