August 18, 2003
A man listed on the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted list was shot to death in a confrontation with authorities, the agency said. Edward Mathis was shot in a Redford hotel room after refusing orders from law enforcement officials to come out, the Marshals Service said. Mathis, 39, was wanted on a Drug Enforcement Administration warrant out of New York. Federal officials say he was the triggerman in a double homicide. Mathis was recently profiled on the TV show "America's Most Wanted."
November 6, 1987 |
Authorities on Thursday captured convicted bank robber Elton Royce Winchester, who had been on the run for more than seven years as one of the U.S. Marshals Service's "15 most wanted" fugitives. Winchester, 47, is described by the Marshals Service as "a career criminal" with convictions for bank robbery, burglary, grand larceny, escape and firearms violations. Winchester also is wanted in connection with a slaying in Salinas, Calif., and on drug charges in Florida.
September 11, 1987 |
President Reagan will nominate John McKay of Anchorage to be U.S. marshal for Alaska, the White House announced Thursday. McKay, who has been with the U.S. Marshals Service since 1976, would succeed William Opel.
November 10, 1987 |
Alphonse Persico, 57, the reputed former head of the Colombo organized crime family in New York, was arrested Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service in West Hartford, Conn. Persico had fled in 1980 after being convicted of extortion in connection with alleged loan sharking activity.
February 9, 1992
For an article in the Real Estate section ("Drug War Cross Fire," Jan. 12), author Ron Galperin seems to have done a fair amount of research. Unfortunately, he didn't do enough. As a result, there is a glaring error which I feel compelled to call to your attention. Near the end of the article, Mr. Galperin makes reference to a General Accounting Office (GAO) report that, according to Mr. Galperin, said the U.S. Marshals Service is mismanaging seized properties. Wrong! The report to which he refers is entitled "Asset Forfeiture: Need for Stronger Marshals Service Oversight to Commercial Real Property Seizures", and its obvious Mr. Galperin never read it. Nowhere in the report does GAO accuse the Marshals Service of mismanagement.
February 8, 1985 |
The U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday put Karl Robert Byers Jr., a prison escapee, on its list of "15 Most Wanted Fugitives," the agency said. Byers, 39, a native of Minneapolis, is considered armed and dangerous and is being sought for escape from the Charleston County Jail in South Carolina. He was serving 25 years on federal narcotics charges.
August 7, 1985 |
The U.S. Marshals Service captured escaped fugitive and convicted murderer Bernard Welch today in a suburb of Pittsburgh, the FBI said. The bureau said Welch, convicted for the 1980 shooting death of Washington cardiologist Dr. Michael Halberstam, was apprehended in Greensburg, Pa., by U.S. marshals there. A Greensburg police secretary said officers checking out a car blocking an alley found that the vehicle was stolen and traced the theft to the fugitive.