U.S. Marshals Arrest Former Illinois Police Officer After 8 Years on the Run

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Urbana, IL
– The U.S. Marshals Service Arizona WANTED Violent
Offender Task Force and USMS Mexican Investigative Liaison, in
conjunction with the USMS Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force
(GLRFTF), arrested Jan. 11 a former Charleston, Ill., police officer and
U.S. Army intelligence officer wanted in Coles County on two counts of
criminal sexual assault and one count of child pornography.

David N. Iwaniw, 42, on the run since July 21, 2014, was located by
members of the USMS AZ WANTED Violent Offender Task Force and the USMS
Mexican Investigative Liaison and taken into custody at the Dennis
DeConcini Port of Entry, Nogales, Ariz. He arrived back in Coles County
Jan. 28.

The USMS GLRFTF, Central District of Illinois, Urbana
Division adopted the Iwaniw investigation on Feb. 14, 2018, and the task
force began a detailed investigation into his whereabouts.

On
Aug. 24, 2021, the USMS investigation revealed information indicating
Iwaniw was residing in Mexico. A subsequent request was sent to the USMS
International Investigations Branch, which is responsible for
processing, reviewing, and forwarding information concerning the pursuit
and apprehension of international fugitives. With no jurisdiction
outside the U.S., the USMS networks with foreign governments to enhance
its ability to apprehend fugitives seeking refuge in foreign countries.
The agency has four foreign field offices in the Dominican Republic,
Jamaica, Colombia, and Mexico.

The USMS GLRFTF is a multi-agency
task force with divisions in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The
Central District of Illinois has task force locations in Springfield,
Peoria, and Urbana and is composed of members from Springfield Police
Department, Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office, Adams County
Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Department of Corrections Apprehension,
Taylorville Police Department, Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, Peoria
Police Department, Bloomington Police Department, Decatur Police
Department, Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign Police Department,
Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, Danville Police Department,
and Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office.

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

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