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Florida Marine Agents Collaborate with U.S. Marshals to Arrest Fugitive

Release Date: 
May 18, 2021

FORT MYERS, Fl. — Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents in Fort Myers teamed up with U.S. Marshals Monday to apprehend a wanted  fugitive.

AMO and USMS FT Myers FL
Marine agents and US Marshals take
wanted individual into custody. 

“Our agents working closely with U.S. Marshals took a dangerous individual into custody without incident,” said Alex Rodriguez, Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent, Fort Myers. “Employing unique resources from both agencies fostered the success of this mission.”

 Fort Myers AMO Marine Interdiction Agents in coordination with U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force confirmed an individual who was subject of a felony warrant for rape from Washington State was on a vessel off the coast of Ft. Myers.

Early Monday, AMO agents boarded the sailboat near Big Carlos Pass to execute a warrant service to the  fugitive. 

AMO agents took the fugitive into custody where he awaits final disposition. 

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

AMO and USMS Ft Myers FL
Marine agents and US Marshals take
wanted individual into custody. 

Air and Marine Operations safeguards our Nation by anticipating and confronting security threats through our aviation and maritime law enforcement expertise, innovative capabilities, and partnerships at the border and beyond. With approximately 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, AMO serves as the nation’s experts in airborne and maritime law enforcement.

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Last modified: 
May 19, 2021