Right Side News reports from the U.S. Marhal’s office

May 28, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola arrested a Milton man who has been eluding law enforcement and the Marshals since February. Task Force Officers who were conducting surveillance observed John Irwin Lewis as a passenger in a car driven by a woman driving down Stewart Street in Milton. In July of 2009 a warrant was issued for Lewis’ arrest in Santa Rosa County for methamphetamine related charges.

United_States_Marshals_Service_ToolsMay 28, 2010The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested an Armed Robbery suspect wanted out of California after a foot pursuit across Highway 29 in Pensacola. Larry Lightning, 30, is wanted in San Diego on a warrant that alleges he was the gunman in a 2007 robbery of a movie complex.

May 27, 2010United States District Judge Jane Boyle sentenced Spencer Howard of Dallas to 51 months in federal prison, to be followed by lifetime supervision, for charges of failure to register as a sex offender. Under the recently in-acted Sex Offender Registration Notification Act (SORNA) of 2006, convicted sex offenders who fail to comply with state registration requirements can be prosecuted in federal court.

May 27, 2010U.S. Marshal Peter J. Elliott announces the creation of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s Most Wanted list, nicknamed the “Dangerous Dozen“. This new list contains the 12 Most Wanted fugitives sought by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at any given time.

May 26, 2010Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Mychael J. Martin, age 19, at a residence in Mansfield, after a lengthy investigation. Martin was wanted by the Mansfield Police Department for pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second degree felony, as well as failing to appear in the Richland County Common Pleas Court for a drug trafficking trial.

May 24, 2010The Northwest Arkansas Sex Offender and Violent Crime Task Force announce the arrest of Jerome M. Porter, 41, who was wanted on three counts of rape and one count of Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree by Washington County, Arkansas. Porter had been on the run since September of 2005.