Tag: United States Marshals Service (USMS)

Man Wanted In New Hampshire Shooting Arrested By U.S. Marshals In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A 19-year-old teenager, identified as Eduardo Vázquez Rivera, involved in a shooting that occurred on March 27 in the city of Manchester, in the state of New Hampshire, which left a man injured, was captured in Puerto Rico by the U.S. Marshals Service. According to the Manchester (New Hampshire) Police Department, at […]

Man Accused Of Stuffing Roommate’s Body In Garbage Bag Faces Extradition To St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces extradition from California after his roommate’s body was discovered in garbage bag in a shallow grave in Smith Bay last year, authorities said. Troy Massoth, 60, is wanted for murder in connection to the disappearance of Thomas F. Carpenter, whose body was found in Red Hook on […]

Greasy Spoon Owner Who Stole $383,397 In PPP Funds Gets 2.75 Years … She Only Has $10K Left

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The owner of a small restaurant, who conspired with unnamed people in Florida to fraudulently get a loan of nearly $400,000 under the federal Paycheck Protection Program, has been given 2.75 years in prison. Mashama Ferdinand, 38, of St. Thomas was sentenced on Friday to 33 months incarceration by Judge Robert A. […]

Fugitive Wanted For 2020 Double-homicide in Puerto Rico Arrested in Pennsylvania

SAN JUAN — One of Puerto Rico’s most-wanted fugitives was captured Tuesday in Pennsylvania by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said today. Jesus Medina-Ruiz, 31, is wanted for two homicides in Puerto Rico, according to authorities. Members of the Task Force learned he was at a home […]

VIDOJ Agents Arrest Wanted Oklahoma Sex Offender At Altona Gas Station

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George said that 44-year-old Dylan Caily was apprehended by V.I. Department of Justice (VIDOJ) special agents and Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) unit on St. Thomas last evening. VIDOJ investigators and the SORNA unit had been informed by U.S. marshals that Caily, a registered sex offender, may […]

Texas Woman Flagged At CEK Airport As ‘Fugitive From Justice’ Over DUI Case

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Texas woman is in official custody after she was flagged at the St. Thomas airport Wednesday as being wanted on an outstanding warrant, authorities said. Breanna K. Ward, 34, of Kingwood,Texas, was arrested at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday and charged with being a fugitive from justice, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. […]

Coast Guard Gives Wanted Alleged Murderer To U.S. Marshals After Seizing Boat In The Mona Passage

SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez transferred custody of a man wanted for an alleged murder to the U.S. Marshals in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a makeshift vessel in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. Gustavo Guerrero-Reyes, 37, was arrested on an outstanding Puerto Rico state […]

Dominican Woman Faces 55 Years In Prison For Running Sex Ring That Used Illegal Aliens As Prostitutes

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic woman faces up to 55 years in prison after admitting to running a human trafficking sex ring that pulled illegal women from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela to St. Thomas to perform commercial sex acts on customers, authorities said. Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 39, of Santo Domingo, appeared before U.S. Magistrate […]

Bethlehem Village Man Gets 9 Months For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Carl Nicholas Decicco of St. Croix, was sentenced today for failure to register as a sex offender, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy sentenced Decicco to nine months and two weeks in federal prison followed by a period of supervised release, to include two […]

Puerto Rican Man Wanted In 1981 Rape Cold Case Arrested By U.S. Marshals

SAN JUAN — A man accused of raping an Ohio teen almost 40 years ago was arrested in Puerto Rico last week. Investigators say Julio Rentas, now 67, is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl after sneaking into her Cleveland, Ohio bedroom on January 4, 1981. Rentas was originally arrested on January 25 of that […]