The Marshals Service administers the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program by managing and disposing of properties seized and forfeited by federal law enforcement agencies and U.S. attorneys nationwide. The program has become a key part of the federal government’s efforts to combat major criminal activities.  Currently, the Marshals Service manages more than $3.9 billion worth of property.

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsSeptember 22, 2011Operation Intercept (OPIN) the U.S. Marshals fugitive apprehension task force made up of Deputy U.S. Marshals and officers with the Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson County Sheriff’s Offices, Greenville City Police, SLED, alongside Deputy US Marshals from the Appalachian Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (AFIST) in Asheville, NC and Asheville Police, announce the location and apprehension of Tavish Yeargin, Kayla Williams, and Nyia Utsey at a hotel off of Old Haywood Rd in Asheville, NC late Wednesday evening.

September 22, 2011 Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Jeffrey McGough, Jr. McGough had been sought on multiple warrants since September 2010. An Indictment was issued by a federal grand jury in the Northern District of New York, charging McGough with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and use of communication facility during the commission of a felony.

September 20, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 54 year old Robert Davis in Lodi, California. Beginning in June of 2011 Davis is suspected of robbing 11 different banks in the Stockton and San Joaquin County area.

September 20, 2011Don O’Keefe, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Northern California announces the extradition of Lionel Scott Harris from Venezuela. U.S. State Department Agents in San Francisco, working with Deputy U.S. Marshals, located and arrested Harris in Venezuela earlier this year. Harris was convicted of importing marijuana into the United States in excess of 1,000 Kilograms in 1990. Harris failed to appear for sentencing and is thought to have fled to Venezuela at that time.

September 19, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera, of the Eastern District of California, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) arrested 23 year old Yobanni Bonilla. This fugitive was wanted by Fresno County for a Double Homicide, and 3 counts of Attempt Homicide.

September 17, 2011The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force from Pensacola and The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (SRT) apprehended an Okaloosa man after he barricaded himself inside of a 1 bedroom apartment. At about 2:30 p.m. the Task Force surrounded a unit of the Royale Apartment complex on Colonial Court, in Ft. Walton Beach. They quickly gained entry into the apartment once they knew fugitive Ian Phillip Garroutte was there.

September 16, 2011 Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, along with Green Bay Police Chief James Arts, announced the completion of Operation Check Point North, which finished with a three day warrant roundup based in Brown County. The first part of the operation began in early September with compliance checks of sex offenders residing in Marinette, Forest and Florence counties. The focus was designed to locate and arrest sex offenders and those with outstanding warrants for other sex related crimes.

September 16, 2011 The U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Fall Classic in Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, NM. The 3 day operation targeted the 232 active registered sex offenders living in the area. The objective of the operation was verification of addresses and statutory compliance of registered sex offenders residing within Dona Ana County.

September 15, 2011On September 14, 2011, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. awarded the Governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 13 public safety officers. One of the recipients was Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Robert McEwen who is assigned to the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) in Fresno, CA.

September 14, 2011A Ten Most Wanted Fugitive wanted by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for a June 2011 homicide and aggravated assaults was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) in Augusta, Georgia. Thomas Lamont Dowlen was being sought by the Springfield Police Department on one count of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault and was added to the TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list.

September 13, 2011Andre Carrdale Underwood, of Birmingham, Alabama, was arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in north Austin. Underwood was apprehended without incident after information received from the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, AL indicated Underwood recently fled after he failed to appear for a recent court hearing involving pending sexual abuses charges against a child.

September 12, 2011Operation Intercept (OPIN), the U.S. Marshals fugitive apprehension task force announces the arrest of Attempted Murder suspect Tyshon Demontrea Johnson at an apartment complex in Hillsborough, NC. Johnson has been the suspect of an Attempted Murder Charge warrant issued by the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office for the shooting incident which gravely injured Isaac Hammond.

September 08, 2011Cathy J. Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrests of Marty Roe and Tyree Parson. Roe was wanted by the Lexington Police Department for Harassing Communications. Parson was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for Murder and has pending Felonious Assault and Weapons Charges.