The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for conducting fugitive investigations and has a critical role in implementing the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction strategy. While targeting violent and other serious offenders, the agency plays a key role in making communities safer. Homeland security jobs available through the US Marshal’s website.

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsOctober 22, 2010The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) arrested 42 year old James Griffin in a suspected crack house in San Antonio, TX. on Thursday. Griffin is the suspect in the stabbing death of his former wife. Her body was found inside her home on Monday in Cuero, Texas.

October 21, 2010 – The U.S. Marshal led Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force, working in conjunction with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office and North Charleston Police Department, apprehended 4 fugitives during the afternoon and evening hours of October 20.

October 21, 2010Wanted fugitive Omar Williams was arrested early this morning in Parma Heights, Ohio. Williams was wanted on charges of homicide stemming from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. On April 4, 2008, Williams is alleged to have shot and killed Anthony Flagler at close range in front of numerous eye witnesses and then calmly walked away.

October 21, 2010U. S. Marshal Don O’Keefe of the Northern District of California announces the arrests of Jesse Hartman and Rose Stonesifer. On Monday, Hartman and Stonesifer were arrested for custodial interference at a cabin in southeastern Humbolt County. During the arrest, Deputy U.S. Marshals and a FBI agent located the couple’s infant daughter, who has been an endangered missing person from Cumberland county, PA since March.

October 20, 2010More than 400 pieces of personal property, jewelry, and antiques from Bernard L. Madoff and his wife, Ruth, will be sold during a live and online auction in New York City on November 13, 2010, by the United States Marshals Service. The property was forfeited and seized in connection with the criminal prosecution of Bernard L. Madoff by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. The proceeds from the auction will be deposited in the United States Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund to compensate the victims of this multi-billion dollar fraud. More details will follow in the upcoming weeks prior to the auction.

October 15, 2010The United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico raised over $118,000 in Friday morning’s asset forfeiture auto auction. The event took place at Dugger’s Services and was conducted by Apple Towing. All 21 of the vehicles auctioned were seized because they once belonged to individuals and companies found guilty of crimes and ordered by a court of law to forfeit ill-gotten gains from their criminal activities.

October 15, 2010Joseph R. Guccione, the United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York announced today the completed sale of Bernard L. Madoff’s residence in Palm Beach, Florida. After multiple offers, the property, which was listed on September 1, 2009 with the Corcoran Group, was sold on October 15, 2010 for $5.65 million.

October 15, 2010U.S. Marshals apprehended Shawn Downer at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Wednesday October 13th, 2010.  The Yarmouth Police Department in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals in Boston, Massachusetts in locating and arresting Downer.  Downer was originally charged with Possession of Child Pornography on July 11th, 2005, Sex Offense Against a Child on February 15th, 2006 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender on or about November 17th, 2009 in the state of Massachusetts.

October 14, 2010 – The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with critical assistance from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Damien Jackson. Jackson is being charged by St. Martin Parish authorities for Aggravated Flight from an Officer and Illegal Possession of Stolen Things. Jackson also faces charges with Lafayette Parish for Failure to Appear on a Cocaine Charge and Failure to Appear on a Flight from an Officer Charge.

October 13, 2010Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the arrests of Johnny Maldonado and Raymond Nieves. Maldonado and Nieves were arrested on October 4th, 2010 in Salem, Wisconsin by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force – Eastern Wisconsin (MFTF). Nieves and Maldonado were both wanted in connection with two separate homicides that took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Waukegan, Illinois.

October 12, 2010A fugitive wanted in Oklahoma was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the  Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) Trap Unit on October 6, 2010. Mark Stewart was wanted by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on various charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, drug charges, and additional weapons offenses.

October 12, 2010Jackie Jenkins and Lorenzo Herion were arrested in Conway in the afternoon hours of October 7 by U.S. Marshals and partnering law enforcement agencies. Jenkins is charged by the Horry County Police Department with 2 counts of Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill and Burglary.  Herion is charged by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office with weapons offenses and the Horry County Sheriff’s Office with failure to stop for a blue light.

October 12, 2010Mijail Surec-Garcia was arrested in Boca Raton, FL on Friday by U.S. Marshals and partnering law enforcement agencies at a job site where he was building and repairing homes. Garcia is charged by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office with Lewd Act on a Minor, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

October 07, 2010United States Marshals arrested Michael Boyd on a warrant charging him Robbery with a deadly weapon, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Larceny, and Impersonating a Peace Officer. Boyd was featured as one of Albuquerque’s top five fugitive offenders but managed to elude arrest for almost 9 months.