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.
August 18, 2011 – The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) today announced the arrest of 39 year old Eric Sean Maxwell of Sopchoppy, Florida for the offenses of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Report Change of Address and Failure to Update Drivers License or Id Card. Maxwell was located and arrested by members of the FRFTF on August 16, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida.
August 17, 2011 – Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Matthew Morales – an 18-year old man – in Bronx, New York. On June 3, 2011, an arrest warrant was issued for Morales, charging him with: Attempted criminal homicide; Aggravated assault; Simple assault; and Recklessly endangering another person. Morales is accused of an early morning assault which occurred at a party in Coolbaugh Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Two victims, Isaiah Bannister and Samuel Green, both of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, were stabbed multiple times by Morales when a fight broke out at the party. Green was stabbed approximately seven times in the back, neck and hand. Green was treated at the Community Medical Center in Scranton. Bannister suffered wounds to his face, ribs and back, and was treated at the Pocono Medical Center.
August 15, 2011 – On August 13, 2011, Deputy Marshals participated in Albuquerque’s Metro Teen Court Public Safety Day. Metro Teen Court is an event that is held for first time teen offenders who go before a jury of their peers and are sanctioned to do community service and serve as a juror.
August 15, 2011 – Members of the Hawaii Fugitive Task Force sex offender investigations unit arrested Francis Hawkins, Jr. without incident. Hawkins is a convicted sex offender who must notify authorities of his current whereabouts. As a result of his non-compliance Hawkins was arrested for failing to comply with covered offender registration requirements.