lThe 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.

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsJanuary 20, 2011Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested fugitive Joseph P. Donahue in Las Cruces, New Mexico. On January 5, 2011, the U.S. District Court in Scranton issued an arrest warrant for Donahue, of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, after he failed to report the previous day to the Federal Correctional Institution at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, to begin serving his 121-month federal prison sentence.

January 20, 2011John Hamilton, one of the most wanted child sex offenders in the country and abroad, is back on U.S. soil to face the sentencing he fled the country to avoid in 2009. Deputy U.S. Marshals and a representative from the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department escorted Hamilton from Poland to the United States today. Upon arrival in Virginia, the U.S. Marshals handed Hamilton over to the Fairfax County Police Department.

January 19, 2011The United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico has implemented a new initiative to capture some of the most wanted fugitives in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico’s Most Wanted program targets offenders at the local, state and federal levels in three distinct categories in which offenders are classified, Sexual offenders, Gang Offenders, and Violent offenders.

January 19, 2011The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) Akron Division arrested their second “Dangerous Dozen” homicide suspect in less than two weeks. Daniel Lanier Travis, age 27, was wanted by the Akron Police Department in the April 2010 shooting death of J’Suan E. Slayton, age 32, of Lawton St. in Akron.

January 18, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a Pensacola man this afternoon who reportedly is the lone suspect in a home invasion robbery that took place in Escambia County last August. Jarvis Lamar Jesse, 25, is said to have broke into the front door of a house in the southwest end of the county.

January 16, 2011Yesterday afternoon U.S. Marshals from Houston with assistance from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol arrested twenty-three year old Napoleon Lopez in Conroe, Texas.  Lopez was Wanted by the Lafayette Police Department for Aggravated Rape.  In December, Lopez allegedly raped a fifteen year old girl.

 January 14, 2011U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced Keith David Hall, 54, to 25 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.  Hall, who most recently resided in Kaufmann County, Texas, has been in federal custody since his arrest this past summer in Dallas.

January 13, 2011The Violence and Gun Reduction and Interdiction Program (V-GRIP) that brought together federal, state and local officers to combat violence over the summer has yielded another arrest. Jimmy Stella of Warren had been stopped by an Ohio State Patrol Trooper during Operation V-GRIP and was found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine. The suspected drugs were submitted to the lab for testing, and when the lab results confirmed the presence of cocaine a warrant was issued for Stella’s arrest.

January 12, 2011 The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended a fugitive from Massachusetts who reportedly sexually assaulted and battered two girls, one over the age of 14 and the other girl under 14 years old. Matthew Robert Brennan, 24, originally from Chicopee, MA was nabbed by the Task Force early this afternoon.

January 11, 2011A fugitive wanted by the New York Police Department was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) K-9. Gregory Brooks, 29, was wanted by the New York Police Department for the offenses of aggravated assault and bail jumping for an incident that occurred in April of 2010.