U.S. Marshals Announce Task Force Arrests

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Baton Rouge, LA
– The U.S. Marshals Service announces another
successful year for their Middle District of Louisiana Fugitive Task
Force. Even though COVID-19 affected operations several times in 2021,
the task force worked tirelessly to arrest 518 violent offenders. Of
those arrested, 208 were wanted by the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The task force also seized 66 firearms during those arrests. As Chief
Murphy J. Paul Jr. stated at his recent press conference, the U.S.
Marshals Service is a partner with the Baton Rouge Police Department in
their efforts to arrest violent fugitives.

“These fugitives were not only arrested in the
Middle District of Louisiana, but also on requests for assistance to
other U.S. Marshals task forces in all parts of the country,” said U.S.
Marshal William Brown. “As always, our office stands ready and willing
to assist all our law enforcement partners in arresting their violent
fugitives.” The U.S. Marshals also had a significant role in a domestic
violence warrant operation lead by Chief Paul in 2020.

Two cases that garnered local media attention
were those of Kejuan Jenkins and Malik Williams. On May 21, 2021, our
task force arrested Jenkins in Baton Rouge on warrants for attempted
first degree murder, armed robbery, rape, armed robbery with use of
firearm, aggravated kidnapping, and burglary from four different local
agencies. Jenkins, who cut off an ankle monitoring device, was arrested
at a north Baton Rouge apartment complex. Five firearms were seized at
the time of his arrest.

On October 28, 2021, Williams was arrested by the
U.S. Marshals task force in Houston, Texas after a request for
assistance was sent to them on the previous day. Williams, who was in
jail for armed robbery, had escaped from confinement with four others
after assaulting a jail guard. Williams was charged with armed robbery,
aggravated escape, and battery of a correctional officer. Williams’
girlfriend was also arrested for aggravated escape and accessory after
the fact.

The U.S. Marshals Service established the Middle
District of Louisiana Fugitive Task Force in 1995. The Middle District
of Louisiana is comprised of East Baton Rouge and the surrounding eight
parishes. The task force focuses on violent state and federal wanted
fugitives and is staffed by investigators from the U.S. Marshals
Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Baton Rouge Police Department, West Baton
Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana
State Probation and Parole.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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