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For Immediate Release

October 06, 2018

Mike Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri, Kansas City (816) 985-6915;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Capture Marshall County Mississippi Escapee in Central Missouri

Kansas City, MO – United States Marshal Mark S. James announced today the capture of an escaped prisoner from Marshall County Mississippi overnight near Sedalia, Missouri by Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Missouri.

On August 08, 2018 William Anderson was charged with Grand Larceny in Marshall County Mississippi following the theft of a motor vehicle and two handguns earlier that month. Anderson was arrested on the Marshall County Mississippi warrant during a traffic stop in Johnson County Missouri on August 23, 2018 and extradited back to Mississippi. Anderson has a lengthy criminal history as proof of his flagrant disregard for the law.

On the afternoon of Sunday September 30, 2018 Anderson was able to escape from the Marshall County Mississippi jail by stealing a Sheriff’s Office vehicle and went back on the run, returning to central Missouri for a 2nd time. A task force officer from Marshall County assigned to the United States Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) contacted Deputy Marshals in the Western District of Missouri to be on the lookout for this fugitive from justice.

Deputy Marshals from Western Missouri got back on the trail of Anderson Friday afternoon, October 5th, tracking him down to a camper near Sedalia, Missouri. Deputies surveilled the location for hours, ultimately moving in after dark when all was quiet and took Anderson safely back into custody. The Sedalia Police Department, Pettis and Benton County Sheriff’s Offices provided valuable assistance on short notice, bringing this fugitive’s 2nd time on the run to a swift ending.

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Independence Missouri Police Department and other federal law enforcement partners. The task force objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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