U.S. Marshal Service clears more than 2,000 cases in 2013
East Texas (KETK) — The U.S. Marshals Service's "Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force" cleared more than 2,000 cases in 2013.
The U.S. Marshals Task Force combines the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the area's most dangerous and violent fugitives.
A breakdown of the cases cleared exeplifies the nature of the felons being sought by the Task Force:
• 53 Homicide Warrants
• 178 Sex Offender Warrants
• 32 Weapon Offence Warrants
• 187 Assault/Aggravated Assault Warrants
• 89 Parole Warrants
• 372 Narcotic Warrants
• 108 Robbery Warrants
Throughout East Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service has 70 participating agencies which include 40 full-time task force officers and 84 part-time task force officers.
These officers are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals even if they are outside the U.S.
Task Force officers are state and local police officers who receive special deputations from the U.S. Marshal. As a Special Depty U.S. Marshal, these officers can enforce federal laws and cross jurisdictional lines in pursuit of violent felons.