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October 9, 2010 Update US Marshals Fugitive Investigations and Security Activities

October 05, 2010 – Cathy Jones, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, US_Marshals_Enforcement_Toolstoday announced the arrests of David Parker and James Spillman, both unregistered sexual offenders. Parker was arrested on October 1, 2010, by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in Columbus, Ohio.  James Spillman, who had been wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office since 2002, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Greenup, Kentucky on the evening of October 4, 2010. READ MORE

October 01, 2010 –  Twenty-eight year old Jamal James Carmouche was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with critical assistance from the Abbeville Police Department. Carmouche was Wanted by the Lafayette Police Department for a murder that occurred during the early morning hours of September 18th where the victim, Marcus Despaine sustained gunshot wounds. READ MORE

September 30, 2010 – On Tuesday September 28, 2010, members of the United States Marshals Service, Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT), arrested Vernon Wesley Caldwell (59), alias Vernon Grimm, at the Marriott Hotel in northeast Albuquerque.  Caldwell was arrested on a probation violation for absconding from the state of Ohio. READ MORE

September 30, 2010 – Santurnino Mendez was apprehended without incident last night by U.S. Marshals at a Greyhound Bus Station in Austin, Texas. Mendez, who is also known as Santurnino Trinidad, is charged by the North Charleston Police Department with sexually assaulting two minor children, approximately aged 4 and 5. READ MORE

September 29, 2010 – Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, New Orleans office arrested six suspects who had escaped from the Lincoln County, MS Jail.  One of the suspects, Ahmad Butler, was facing a charge of Murder.  Justin Leake, Chad Michael Wallace, James Durr, Austin Hart, and Ahmad Butler were arrested in Harvey, Louisiana.  Bobby Hudson was arrested in Gretna, Louisiana.  All six were wanted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office for Escape. READ MORE

September 29, 2010 – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Marcus Bascus in Wilkes-Barre.  Bascus was being sought by authorities in Essex County, New Jersey as a suspect in an early morning shooting that occurred on September 25, 2010 inside a rented student apartment in East Orange.  READ MORE

September 29, 2010 – Investigators from the U.S. Marshals led Middle Louisiana Fugitive Task Force arrested Juan Reza Ortiz in Baton Rouge. Ortiz was wanted by authorities in Austin, Texas in connection with a brutal murder that occurred in August of 2000. Austin investigators allege Ortiz engaged in an altercation with a female at an Austin apartment complex. During the attack, Ortiz used a 2 x 6 piece of wood to beat the woman in the head and body. The victim died as a result of her injuries. Witnesses observed Ortiz flee the scene immediately after the attack and he had not been seen since. READ MORE

September 28, 2010 – The United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event will take place October 2-10. The fiesta expects 750-1000 balloon pilots to participate from all over the world and the event attracts over 10,000 spectators a day totaling over one million for the event. READ MORE

September 27, 2010 – Fugitive Safe Surrender was brought back home to Cleveland and in a four-day period 7,431 fugitives surrendered and took advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program held September 22nd through 25th at Mt. Zion Church in Oakwood Village, Ohio setting a new national record for surrenders in the program. READ MORE