Thursday, February 27, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Wanted for Homicide (press release)




For Immediate ReleaseContact:
February 19, 2014Ryan Helfrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-2236
U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Wanted for Homicide
Cleveland, OH –This morning, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Chevarrean Young, age 26. Young was wanted by the Cleveland Police (CPD) for murder. The charges stem from a homicide that occurred on Dec. 18th of last year. It is alleged that Young and co-defendant, David Baker, shot into a vehicle that had used their driveway to turn around. The two struck and killed the female driver of that vehicle. Baker was arrested by the U.S. Marshals in Macon, GA on January 31st.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) was given the case by CPD on January 1st and asked to help locate the pair. The NOVFTF developed information that Young had fled the area to Cincinnati. The NOVFTF reached out to SOFAST to help locate and apprehend Young. SOFAST discovered that Young was staying at an address near the 9900 block of Mangham Dr. in Cincinnati. SOFAST went to the residence and located Young inside. Young was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he will wait extradition back to Cleveland.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “The long arm of the law reaches out and grabs another violent fugitive. This was excellent work by our counterparts in Southern Ohio. It reinforces the old saying, You can run but you can’t hide.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General, Solon Police Department, and the Westlake Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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U.S. Marshals Arrest Navy SEAL Imposter (press release)



For Immediate Release


Contact:
February 14, 2014SDUSM Tony Overstreet, Western Arkansas (479) 414-8028;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Navy SEAL Imposter
Garfield, AR - The U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Arthur James (AJ) Dicken of Garfield, Arkansas early Friday morning on charges stemming from firearm violations. Dicken was wanted by the Carson City, Nevada Sheriff's Office for Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Felony.

Dicken is alleged to have passed himself off as a highly decorated Navy SEAL, who had served in dozens of covert combat missions from the jungles of Vietnam to the caves of Afghanistan. Dicken, as it was later confirmed, had never served in the military. Dicken often wore the Navy SEAL trident insignia and loved to show off his numerous awards to include two Congressional Medal of Honor awards.

The charges stemmed from when Dicken operated a military style self-defense school in Carson City, Nevada. The training he provided included firearms and self-defense tactics. Dicken was exposed after he was profiled on both 20/20 and Inside Edition as the result of alleged criminal acts. Additional allegations include embezzlement and fraud where Dicken bilked investors out of more than $850,000 for a proposed new international security firm.

U.S. Marshals in Reno, Nevada, working closely with the Carson City, Nevada Sheriff’s Office, adopted the case and determined Dicken was likely in the Northwest Arkansas area. Deputy U.S. Marshals in Western Arkansas began working the case and determined Dicken was residing on Slate Gap Road in Garfield, Arkansas. After careful coordination with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Dicken was arrested without incident in the early morning hours of February 14, 2014, where he was found residing in small recreational vehicle. Dicken was transported to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, where he awaits extradition to Nevada to face his pending charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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Sex Offender Arrested (press release)



For Immediate ReleaseContact:
February 14, 2014DUSM Ben Segotta, District of New Mexico (505) 462-2330
Sex Offender Arrested
Albuquerque, NM - The United States Marshals Service in New Mexico arrested Gino Molina in Northwest Albuquerque, NM yesterday. Molina was wanted on charges of failure to register as a sex offender in Cibola County.

Molina was convicted of criminal sexual penetration in 1997. Molina has been wanted since September of 2013, and the United States Marshals Service received began investigating Molina’s whereabouts in late January of 2014. Molina quickly began the Marshals Service’s top priority. Investigators were able to establish information Molina was hiding in Albuquerque, and on February 13, 2014 members of the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative team (SWIFT) task force spotted Molina near Central Avenue in Northwest Albuquerque and were able to arrest Molina Without incident.

All sex offender investigations in the District of New Mexico are facilitated by the Districts Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator (SOIC). The Sex Offender Investigations Coordinator (SOIC) is the Point of Contact (POC) for non-compliant sex offender related issues within the District. The SOIC works closely with local, state, tribal and territorial authorities in the location and apprehension of non-compliant sex offenders. The SOIC investigates violations of 18 U.S.C 2250 (Failure to Register) and assists with identification of sex offenders relocated as a result of a major disaster. The SOIC responds to requests for assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria said “The Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico and its Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force is successful because of the many partners that define the law enforcement community in New Mexico. A common theme that leads to the successful apprehension of dangerous and violent fugitives is due to the effective partnerships which emphasizes effective intelligence gathering and sharing, which is evident in this latest arrest”.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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U. S. Marshals Offer Reward for Information Leading to Capture of Georgia Escapees (press release)



For Immediate ReleaseContact:
February 11, 2014Stewart Cottingham, Supervisory Inspector
U.S. Marshals Service
Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force
Savannah Division
843-250-7122 (MEDIA ONLY)
 U. S. Marshals Offer Reward for Information Leading to Capture of Georgia Escapees
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The U.S. Marshals Service is offering dual $2,500 rewards for information that leads to the arrests of two Tattnall County Jail escapees. Chad Everette Dasher and Raymond Thomas Smith escaped from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 24. They executed an elaborate plan to breach jail security and escaped through the jail’s roof. They are considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Chad Everette Dasher
Dasher was being held on multiple charges for a multi-county crime spree that occurred in Georgia in 2012. Dasher is a white male, 5’9” tall and 140 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. Dasher has an extensive criminal history, including arrests for burglary, firearms, fraud, narcotics, resisting arresting and traffic offenses. He has a history of fleeing from law enforcement.

Raymond Thomas Smith
Smith was being held on multiple counts of aggravated child molestation. Smith is a white male, 6’1” tall and 200 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. In addition to Smith’s arrest for sex offenses, he has prior arrests for assault, firearms, and obstruction.

If you have any information about these escapees, call the Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office at 912-557-6777 or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102. Tips can also be emailed to usms.wanted@usdoj.gov. All information is confidential. A $2,500.00 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of each of these fugitives. In order to collect the reward, tipsters should be prepared to give their name and contact information to law enforcement officials manning the tip lines.

Established in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. In fiscal year 2013, the Marshals apprehended approximately 36,000 federal fugitives and cleared approximately 39,000 felony warrants. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested 74,200 state and local fugitives and cleared approximately 95,000 state and local felony warrants in FY 2013.

The U. S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) was created by the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 2000. Congress recognized the U.S. Marshals expertise in tracking and apprehending dangerous fugitives and ordered the creation of regional fugitive task forces (RFTFs) in core cities throughout the country. Via this mandate, SERFTF was created in 2003 and has offices in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah to assist state, county and local agencies as a central investigative base to identify, locate and apprehend dangerous offenders.

In FY2013, SERFTF arrested approximately 2,534 fugitives and cleared roughly 4,048 warrants statewide in Georgia. Locally, the Savannah Division of SERFTF is composed of state and local law enforcement officers from the Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Parole, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department, the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office, and the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office.

More information about the Marshals and other Georgia fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Wayne County Sexual Assault Fugitive in West Virginia (press release)




For Immediate ReleaseContact:
February 07, 2014Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Wayne County Sexual Assault Fugitive in West Virginia
On the run since September 2009
Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Christopher Karl Scott - a 34-year old man formerly of Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania.

During 2008, the Pennsylvania State Police investigated Scott for the alleged sexual assaults of two minor females in Mount Pleasant Township. On October 17, 2008, Scott surrendered to authorities in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. He appeared before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Edwards who released Scott on unsecured bail.

In 2009, Scott appeared in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas to plead guilty to the charges. After learning that his guilty plea would designate him as a sexually violent predator under the provisions of Megan’s Law, Scott withdrew his plea and requested a trial. Scott was allowed to remain free on unsecured bail pending the trial.

On September 21, 2009, Scott failed to appear for trial in the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas. President Judge Raymond L. Hamill issued a Bench Warrant for the arrest of Scott. On September 29, 2009, the Pennsylvania State Police requested the assistance of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and arrest Scott. Scranton-based Deputy U.S. Marshals pursued leads in Pennsylvania, surrounding states, and as far away as Texas.

In early February 2014, Crime Watch PA – an on-line tip and law enforcement information sharing service – received information that Scott was living in a remote cabin near Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. U.S. Marshals in the Middle District of Pennsylvania sent an investigative lead to their counterparts in the Northern District of West Virginia. On February 6, Deputy U.S. Marshals placed a cabin in Pendleton County under surveillance. After several hours, Scott was positively identified as he entered the cabin. The fugitive was arrested without incident. When taken into custody, he had no identification on his person. However, personnel observed documents inside the cabin containing the alias of Christopher Campbell. No other persons were found in or around the cabin at the time of arrest. Scott was turned over to West Virginia authorities and lodged in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, to await extradition back to Pennsylvania.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The arrest of this fugitive, charged with crimes against two young children, was a priority to the Marshals Service. While he was on the run, there could be no justice for the little girls. It is my sincere hope that, by taking this fugitive into custody to face justice in the Wayne County Courts, some measure of comfort will be realized.”

U.S. Marshals received assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police and Lackawanna Sheriff’s Office. These agencies are participating members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Additional assistance was provided in West Virginia by the West Virginia State Police and the Pendleton County Sheriff’s Department.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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Memphis Fugitive Arrested in Jacksonville, Florida (press release)




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Contact:
February 07, 2014Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal - Memphis, TN (901) 573-8177
Memphis Fugitive Arrested in Jacksonville, Florida
Memphis, TN - Unterio Anderson was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida. He fled the Memphis area but was unable to elude U.S. Marshal Task Forces.

Warrants were issued for Anderson on 1-1-14 by the Memphis Police Department for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Especially Aggravated Kidnapping and Especially Aggravated Robbery. The case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force on 1-2-14.

On 2-7-14 investigators determined that the fugitive was hiding in a Motel in Jacksonville, Florida. The U.S. Marshals South East Regional Fugitive Task Force and Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force were contacted and they located the fugitive in his motel room. When he refused to open his door, his window was broken in so entry could be made. He was then taken into custody.

At the time of this press release Anderson is in Jacksonville Florida County Jail awaiting extradition.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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