The primary responsibility of the U. S. government is national security and the U. S. Marshals Service plays a critical role as can be seen in their latest activities last week.  Americans, young and old should get to know the various departments responsible for keeping our country and communities safe.

Overview of the U.S. Marshals Service

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest and most versatile federal law enforcement agency. Federal marshals have served the country since 1789, often in unseen but critical ways. The Marshals Service occupies a uniquely central position in the federal justice system. It is the enforcement arm of the federal courts, 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.

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsMore than 3,950 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators form the backbone of the agency. Among their many duties, they protect the federal judiciary, apprehend federal fugitives, seize property acquired by criminals through illegal activities, house and transport federal prisoners and operate the Witness Security Program.

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U.S. Marshals Service Report, May 28 – June 3, 2010

June 03, 2011A U.S. Marshals online auction of the personal effects of Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, ended Thursday, raising a total of $232,246. Those proceeds will be used to compensate Kaczynski’s victims. U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell of the Eastern District of California ordered the sale in August 2010.

June 03, 2011United States Marshal Genny May, Eastern District of Louisiana, proudly announced that on May 19th District Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers participated in the 2011 Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run.  The group completed a six mile leg of the Torch Run in Jefferson Parish.

June 02, 2011Wanted fugitive Reginald “Ricky” Smith was arrested this morning at approximately 10:50 am. Smith was named as the primary suspect in the shooting incident involving two bail bondsmen in the Collinwood area on Cleveland’s east side two weeks ago. Smith was the intended target of the bondsmen due to the fact that he defaulted on his bond in a state drug case he was charged in.

June 01, 2011On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Justin Enright as he deplaned from a flight arriving at the Charlotte, North Carolina International Airport. Based upon a 2001 conviction for Sexual Abuse of Children in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Enright was required to register as a sex offender. While on parole on this case, and while living in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, images of child pornography were found in Enright’s possession. Investigation of the child pornography was referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Shortly thereafter, Enright went on the run.

June 01, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 32 year old Anatoliy Rudan, a parolee in Cotati, California. On May 12th 2011 Rudan was driving a stolen Audi S5 near the intersection of Elkhorn Blvd. and Watt Ave. when the California Highway Patrol attempted to stop Rudan he fled running red lights at speeds of over 100 mph. CHP lost the suspect vehicle. On May 23rd Rudan led Twin Rivers P.D. in another high speed pursuit before getting away, and again later that night led CHP on a pursuit with reckless abandonment and endangering innocent motorists during his escape.

May 28, 2011Early this morning the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division tracked down wanted federal fugitive, Ronnie Carter. Carter was wanted by the FBI and METRICH (Metro-Richland County) on a September 29, 2010 federal indictment for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 5 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, and 280 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack).