United States Marshals Service Announces Roswell Escapee Austin Medford Has Been Captured In California

Escapee Austin Medford has been captured

U.S. Marshals Service News:

ROSWELL – The Roswell Police Department, the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) District of New Mexico collaborated to develop leads that ultimately led to the arrest of escapee Austin Medford in Fresno, Calif.

On Nov. 17, 2020, Medford was arrested during Operation Washout in Roswell on a State of California arrest warrant charging him with kidnapping/carjacking.

Nov. 18, 2020 – Medford escaped from custody and a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued, charging him with Escape.

On Nov. 24, 2020, investigators developed information indicating Medford may have fled to California.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Deputy US Marshals and Task Force Officers in Eastern California arrested Medford near Fresno, Calif. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol assisted the USMS, District of Eastern California Fresno Office, in the apprehension of Medford.

This arrest was the result of investigative efforts by the Roswell Police Department, the Chaves County Metro Narcotic Task Force, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the United States Marshals Service-District of New Mexico/District of Eastern California.

In fiscal year 2019, the United States Marshals Service arrested 90,239 fugitives nationwide, for which 60,441 were state and local fugitives, arrested in partnership with numerous state, county, city and municipal partner-agencies.

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