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.

March 11, 2011U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones of the Southern District of Ohio and Chief John Sedlak of the Miamisburg Police Department announce the arrest of Ronald Preston of Ontario County, New York. Preston was wanted by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office for his alleged involvement in the rape of a former neighbor that occurred in Canandaigua, New York on February 23, 2011.

March 11, 2011Deputy U.S. Marshal John Brookman Perry, 48, died in the line-of-duty Tuesday, March 8, 2011, US_Marshals_Enforcement_Toolsfrom gunshot wounds received while serving an arrest warrant on a residence in St. Louis, Mo. Deputy Perry was born in Glen Ellyn, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. As the son of a bankruptcy court judge and grandson of a district court judge in Chicago, Deputy Perry literally grew up in the federal courts and as a young child often associated with the Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to protecting the judiciary.

March 10, 2011Peter J. Elliott, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, is pleased to announce the arrest of fugitive Christopher Williams. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force had been looking for Williams since January 2010 when he was indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. In May 2010, Williams was featured as one of the Task Forces original “Dangerous Dozen” and had also been named as one of the most wanted fugitives in Warren during last summer’s V-GRIP Operation.

March 10, 2011Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division and Officers from the Mansfield Police Department arrested Shawn Kouns in an apartment on South Home Road in Mansfield. Yesterday morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division and Officers from the Marion Police Department arrested Shawn Stansberry at a residence in Marion, Ohio.

March 09, 2011On February 25, the U.S. Marshals Service concluded a month long operation in upstate South Carolina targeting sex offenders.  Operation Shadow was a U.S. Marshals sponsored fugitive initiative to apprehend fugitives wanted for Sexually Based Offenses.  Operation Shadow utilized the expertise of the U.S. Marshals specially trained Sex Offender Investigators who aided state and local agencies in locating and apprehending these wanted individuals.

March 08, 2011Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry died at 7 p.m. CST at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., from gunshot wounds received earlier today. Perry, 48, had been with the U.S. Marshals for almost 10 years. Perry, along with other Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, was attempting to apprehend Carlos Boles, who was wanted on a state warrant for felony assault on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.  Obituary

March 08, 2011Child Predator Anthony Lovato was arrested in downtown Albuquerque. Albuquerque Police Department Violent Crimes Unit working with investigators from the United States Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) arrested Lovato for a felony warrant charging Lovato with criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years old (two counts).

March 08, 2011A fugitive wanted in Savannah, Georgia was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Gary Michael Johnson was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department on various charges including Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Carrying a concealed weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, False Name and Escape.

March 07, 2011 – Jonathan Chavez, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted sex offenders, was arrested last night (March 6, 2011) at a Motel 6 in Santa Fe, NM.  On March 4, 2010, a tip came in that another fugitive, Jeremy Martinez, was residing at the Motel 6. Santa Fe Police Department Detectives and U.S. Marshal South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force officers responded to the tip and located Chavez.

March 04, 201115 Most Wanted Addition – The U.S. Marshals have added a Texas daycare provider to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. Jessica Renee Tata is wanted on four counts of manslaughter, six counts of reckless injury to a child, three counts of abandoning a child under 15 and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. On Feb. 24, Tata who owned and operated Jackie’s Day Care in Houston allegedly left the premises leaving seven children alone in the house with a pot of oil on a burning stove.

March 04, 2011United States Marshal Genny May announced that on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday March 4th, 2011 Deputy United States Marshals (DUSMs) and Task Force Officers (TFOs) from the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans teamed up with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to host a Badges for Baseball camp for over 200 local middle school students from four schools.

March 04, 2011Peter J. Elliott, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio, along with Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson and Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn are pleased to announce the arrest of fugitive Fatjon Kazazi. Kazazi, a native of Albania, was arrested by the Toronto Police Fugitive Squad on February 25, 2011 as he was leaving a residence in Toronto. Kazazi had been wanted by Wood County authorities since 2003 for failing to appear to serve an 8 year sentence for possession of marijuana.

March 04, 2011The United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, will accept applications for student intern positions for the fall 2011 semester from March 1st to April 15th, 2011. The internship program provides students interested in federal law enforcement an opportunity to obtain educational work experience and an understanding of the role of the U.S. Marshals Service in the justice system.

March 03, 2011More than 300 lots of diamonds, watches and fine jewelry belonging to convicted embezzler Sujata “Sue” Sachdeva will be sold during a live and online simulcast auction in Milwaukee on March 19, 2011, by the U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Division and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The property was seized and forfeited in connection with the criminal prosecution of Sachdeva, who was convicted of embezzling $34 million from the Milwaukee-based company, Koss Corp.

March 03, 2011 – Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of fugitive Donald Franklin Jr.. Investigations in the Southern District of Indiana and in the Northern District of Georgia placed Franklin at his grandmother’s residence in Milwaukee. Surveillance by the Fugitive Task Force confirmed Franklin’s presence today at the residence. As a result, investigators made entry and took him into custody. Franklin was wanted out of Fulton County, Gerogia on 16 counts of 1st Degree Attempted Homicide, 1st Degree Cruelty to Children, Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery. The charges stem from an incident in which Franklin allegedly beat a young child. The victim of the alleged offense is Franklin’s 3 year old daughter, who is still in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Franklin is currently housed in the Milwaukee County jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.

March 02, 2011U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force members arrested convicted felon and fugitive Michael Rupert Zamora, also known as “Oso”, for parole violations. Zamora is a high ranking member and enforcer for the Syndicato Nuevo Mexico (SNM) prison gang, as well as a member of the Barelas neighborhood street gang. Zamora is on parole and has convictions for Robbery, Residential Burglary, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prisoner, Aggravated Battery Resulting in Great Bodily Harm or Death, Forgery, and Theft of Credit Cards.

March 02, 2011The Albuquerque office of the United States Marshals Service hosted students from local high schools in conjunction with the Junior Achievement Worldwide. Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.

March 02, 2011The U.S. Marshals Service led Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Warren Frank Tuer in Yerington, Nevada. Tuer is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant from Allegan, Michigan alleging 4 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a person under the age of 13. The investigation to locate Warren Tuer led Deputy U.S. Marshals to Yerington, Nevada. The subject was apprehended without incident and booked into the Lyon County jail.

March 02, 2011Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division and Officers from the Mansfield Police Department arrested David Murray at a residence in Mansfield. Murray was wanted by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office after he failed to appear for sentencing on an escape case in Richland County Common Pleas Court on May 6, 2002. Murray was also wanted on misdemeanor charges by the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and Mansfield Police Department since August 2002.

March 01, 2011 Buddy and Sharon Anderson, a couple wanted on state charges stemming out of Texas, were arrested Tuesday afternoon by members of the U.S. Marshals led fugitive task force Nevada FIST (Fugitive Investigative Strike Team) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Buddy and Sharon Anderson were being sought on warrants issued by the Ennis (TX) Police Department on charges of possession of child pornography.

March 01, 2011 – The United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque has added a new sex offender to its New Mexico’s Most Wanted list.  Raymond Vigil was convicted on May 29, 2002, in the State of New Mexico for 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, after he sexually assaulted two 9 and 12 year old girls.  Vigil is a Federal Tier III and New Mexico Tier II sex offender, required to register every 90 days for the rest of his life.  Vigil has been out of compliance with his sex offender registry since December 1, 2009. A warrant was issued for Vigil on December 7, 2009, by Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Register and Failure to Appear on previous Failure to Register charges.