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 30, 2011– The United States Marshals Service (USMS) announces the arrest of Steven M. James (AKA Steven Mell), a fugitive wanted in Spokane, Washington on an outstanding probation warrant issued in 1983. James, 59, was sentenced to probation as the result of a 1983 conviction for attempted indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14. US_Marshals_Enforcement_Tools

March 30, 2011– A Savannah man wanted on multiple warrants to include Probation Violation and Sex Offender Registration Violation was arrested by the Macon Office of the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.  Roy Steven Smith, 52, was wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department as their Most Wanted Sex Offender.

March 29, 2011– The United States Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT Taskforce) in Albuquerque arrested Tommy “TJ” McIlvain Jr. McIlvain has been a fugitive from justice since October 2006. McIlvain was arrested in 2006 after a robbery investigation led the Torrance County Sheriff’s office to a location where Methamphetamines were being manufactured.  McIlvain was placed under arrest but was able to escape from the back of a Torrance County Sheriff Deputy’s patrol car. McIlvain is believed to have fled New Mexico and hid out in Arizona, Illinois and Michigan. McIlvain’s criminal charges include Escape from the custody of a Peace Officer, Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Meth), Aggravated Burglary, Breaking and Entering, Larceny of Firearm (5 counts) and Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

March 26, 2011– U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones announces  the arrest of David Conrad Buelow , a sex offender from Dayton, Ohio who was wanted on outstanding warrants for federal violations of the Adam Walsh Act. Buelow, age 62, was being sought on a warrant issued by the Federal Court in San Diego for a violation of the Adam Walsh Act after he fled Dayton, Ohio area in violation of his state sex offender registration requirements.

March 25, 2011 – U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones of the Southern District of Ohio announces the arrest of Ryan Hubbard, 32, of Miramar, Florida. Hubbard was wanted by the Bal Harbour, Florida Police Department for his alleged involvement in the attempted murder of two patrons of Carpaccio’s Restaurant that occurred in the affluent community of Bal Harbour, Florida on March 22, 2011.

March 25, 2011– U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones and Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer announce  the arrest of Kenneth Wade Rachal, a sex offender wanted on outstanding warrants for federal violations of the Adam Walsh Act. Rachal was arrested in Cancun Mexico after getting off a plane flight from France by Mexican Federal Police and U.S. Marshals assigned to the Mexico field office.