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 12, 2011A major fugitive wanted on outstanding state charges for attempted murder, promoting dangerous drugs, reckless driving of a vehicle, possession of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and reckless endangering has been arrested by a team of law enforcement officers.  Josiah Okudara was being sought on warrants issued by Judge Joel August charging Okudara with two counts of attempted murder and promoting dangerous drugs in the second degree. 

August 12, 2011Spencer Lewis McDaniel AKA: “Stone” has been on the run since October 18, 2010 for the fatal shooting death of Germaine Brown off of Walnut Street in the Five Points area of Columbia. McDaniel was named as the alleged shooter and fled the Columbia area as investigators flooded the city in search of him. However, today he was arrested by the Miami Beach Police Department without incident. 

August 12, 2011On August 11, 2011, Deputy United States Marshals apprehended Nicholas Vallejos, 23, in Las Cruces, NM. Vallejos is wanted in connection with the stabbing of New Mexico State Aggie basketball player Makhtar Diop.                                                                                              US_Marshals_Enforcement_Tools

August 11, 2011A flawless, 43.51 carat yellow diamond will be sold via a U.S. Marshals online auction starting Sept. 6. The notable diamond appears on lists of the top diamonds in the world. The diamond was seized during an FBI undercover investigation in 2006 that resulted in the conviction of Paul Monea for money laundering. Monea is serving time in an Ohio federal prison with a scheduled release date in 2018.

August 11, 2011A Rincon man wanted on sixteen warrants by four departments was arrested by the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Savannah, Georgia. Aaron Craig Hubbard was being sought on two warrants from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department for Sale of Cocaine and Unlawful Use of Communication Facilities.

August 10, 2011Deputy United States Marshals arrested Ramon Lurbe in Denver, Colorado. Lurbe was wanted on charges for Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor stemming from a June 2010 incident involving a 14 year old girl. On June 27, 2010, Lurbe stalked a 14 year old female at the Francis Canyon Campground located at Navajo Lake. During the night, Lurbe snuck into the female’s tent and sexually assaulted her.

August 10, 2011Abraham Moya Ortiz, whose last known address was in the Del Valle area, was arrested this morning by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force near the intersection of Tinnin Ford Rd., and Riverside without incident. Ortiz was sought by Bastrop County authorities last month for his alleged involvement with the continuous sexual abuse of a child, a first degree felony in Texas.

August 10, 2011The Marshals Service is proud to announce that the first five candidates for the New Mexico State University and United States Marshals Service Volunteer Student Internship Program in Las Cruces, New Mexico have been selected.  The Interns have received notice that they are to report and will officially start the Volunteer Student Intern Program in August.

August 09, 2011On August 4, 2011 the United States Marshals along with Grady County Jail personnel thwarted an attempt to escape from jail by federal prisoner Sergio Contreras-Sanchez, aka “Boxer”. Also arrested in the escape attempt was Maria Jimenez, girlfriend to Contreras-Sanchez.