Even after the creation of more than 50 specialized federal law enforcement agencies during the 20th century, the Marshals retained the broadest jurisdiction and authority. For over 200 years now, U.S. Marshals and their Deputies have served as the instruments of civil authority used by all three branches of government. Marshals have been involved in most of the major historical episodes in America’s past.

The history of the Marshals is, quite simply, the story of how the American people govern themselves. Read more..

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsMay 27, 2011Early this morning Operation Intercept (OPIN), the U.S. Marshals fugitive apprehension task force, arrested Travis “Baby” Golston at a gas station on Greystone Boulevard in Columbia.  Golston was wanted in connection with five warrants for Grand Larceny of Motor Vehicles and two counts of Criminal Conspiracy stemming from a month long theft spree of vehicles from Lexington Medical Center.

May 27, 2011Federal prisoner Ruby Seagraves escaped custody from the Bedford Heights City Jail at approximately 11:45 p.m. last night. Seagraves was being held on federal charges of heroin possession since January 2011. The U.S. Marshals Service was immediately notified and responded to the jail to begin the fugitive investigation.

May 26, 2011Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the completion of a four day sweep that targeted absconders in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Sheboygan Counties. ‘Operation Repeat Offender’ resulted in twenty seven arrests.  The operation focused on parole and probation violators that violated supervision and became fugitives. Offenders with lengthy criminal histories were prioritized. While some individuals with outstanding federal arrest warrants were also included, the focus was on individuals wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  Investigators began working leads in April of this year in preparation for the sweep that began on May 23rd.

May 25, 2011Hector Rolando Rueda was arrested on May 23, 2011 in Las Cruces for an outstanding warrant on an indictment charging him with 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor under 13 in the First Degree and 4 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under 13 in the Third Degree.

May 24, 2011On May 23, 2011 Richard Thyberg, one of the Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted Gang Offenders was arrested. Thyberg was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force and the Roswell Police Department in Roswell after Task Force Officers observed Thyberg leaving a residence they had been watching. During Thyberg’s arrest he was found in Possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.

May 23, 2011A Savannah man wanted for Armed Robbery was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Patrol Officers and Garden City K-9 on May 22, 2011. Terry Spencer Simmons, 27, was wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for Armed Robbery.

May 20, 2011 – The United States Marshals Service arrested Jesus Loya in the early evening of May 19, 2011.  Loya was wanted out of Dona Ana County for  Kidnapping (2nd Degree), Criminal Sexual Penetration (2nd Degree), Aggravated Battery against Household Member, Aggravated Assault against Household Member, Bribery or Intimidation of a Witness, and Misdemeanor Battery on a Household Member.  Loya is a confirmed Sureño 13 gang member with an extensive criminal record and was added to the New Mexico Most Wanted list as a Most Wanted Gang Offender only hours before his arrest.

May 20, 2011 – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force from Pensacola arrested an Indiana man yesterday who is wanted as the primary suspect in a string of burglaries covering at least five counties in Indiana; where a cache of rifles, handguns electronic equipment jewelry, safes and various other items worth approximately $25,000 were recovered from his home in Corydon, Indiana.  Zachary Taylor Frey led US Marshals, Task Force Officers from Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Offices, Ft. Walton Beach Police Department, FDLE and patrol deputies from Santa Rosa County in a lengthy high speed chase leading them through heavy noontime traffic, through rural streets, conducting numerous u-turns and even drove into on-coming traffic.  During the chase, Frey attempted to drive head-on with the law enforcement cars and could be seen smiling taunting the officers as if it were a game.

May 20, 2011 – 15 Most Wanted Capture – The U.S. Marshals Service announced the capture today in Chicago of a 15 Most Wanted fugitive sought on a number of violent criminal charges stemming from an incident in Las Vegas in August 2007.  Robert Jackson, a 25-year-old gang member, was wanted on a warrant out of Clark County, Nevada, for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal gang and ex-felon possession of a firearm.

May 20, 2011 – 15 Most Wanted Capture – The U.S. Marshals Service today announced the capture Thursday of 15 Most Wanted fugitive Sean Michael Sullivan in Oakland, Calif. U.S. Marshals from the Northern District of California and members of the Pacific South West Regional Task Force located and arrested Sullivan at marijuana grow house in Oakland. The U.S. Marshals worked with the Oakland Police Department to compile information leading to Sullivan’s whereabouts.  “Given his history of deadly violence, it was our highest priority to bring this fugitive to justice before he could claim another victim,” said Director Stacia A. Hylton of the U.S. Marshals Service. “I am greatly appreciative of the extraordinary efforts made by our dedicated men and women in apprehending one of our most wanted fugitives.”

May 19, 2011The Office of the Director of the U.S. Marshals Service is pleased to announce that the U.S. Marshals Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF), including its Tallahassee Office, received a Director’s Honorary Award today during a ceremony in Arlington, VA. The FRFTF was commended for their part in assisting local and state law enforcement agencies in apprehending Florida’s most violent felons in 2010.

May 18, 2011 The United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 22 seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area.

May 18, 2011 – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 48 year old Franklin Patrom in Nevada City, California.  In February 2002 the Greene County Sheriff’s Office out of Missouri issued an arrest warrant for Patrom on three counts of First Degree Statutory Sodomy and one count of Child Molestation of a 9 year old Minor.  Patrom fled Missouri before his warrant was issued.  On May 16th 2011 the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Southern Missouri Fugitive Task Force (SMFT) with information regarding Patrom.  The SMFT contacted Deputy U.S. Marshals in Sacramento for assistance in locating Patrom.  Investigation by the Central Valley Fugitive Task Force (CVJFTF) placed Patrom at a residence in Nevada City.

May 18, 2011Calvin Henderson of Winona, TX was arrested early this morning without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.  Henderson was arrested at approximately 6:30 a.m., in Caldwell, Texas in rural Burleson County. Task Forces officers were made aware of Henderson’s presence by the Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force in Tyler after information received in Tyler indicated Henderson had fled the Tyler area after he became aware of recent warrants for violating his requirement to register as a sex offender.  Henderson’s failure to comply with his registration requirement, a condition of parole after he was released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, subsequently caused state authorities to issue the parole warrant.

May 18, 2011 – Operation Intercept (OPIN) the U.S. Marshals led fugitive apprehension task force arrested three fugitives within the last 24 hours stemming from requests from the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SRFTF) in GA, Capital Area Task Force (CARTF) in Washington, DC, and the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) in Gainesville, FL.


May 16, 2011 – Domoneik Antwan Washington was arrested today by a coalition of law enforcement officials in Charleston and Virginia alike. Washington is charged by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. Washington is charged with having shot several individuals, who were alleged to have been in a rival gang, at a Folly Road gas station in March, where one victim perished as a result of the shooting.

May 16, 2011 – The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 22 vehicles, all of which were used in the facilitation of illegal activities or purchased with proceeds from illegal activities, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Albuquerque. Vehicles offered for sale are a 2001 Freightliner Tractor, 2007 Jeep Compass, 2007 Pontiac G6, and a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.