Indianapolis, IN – The U.S. Marshals Southern District of
Indiana and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force – Indianapolis
Division, early today arrested a man wanted for multiple felony warrants
out of Boone County, Montgomery County and Monroe County.
David Alan Swails, 21, was taken into custody at
approximately 6 a.m. after he was found hiding in the basement of a
residence in the 400 block of Oakland Street.
Swails had been wanted on charges of resisting
law enforcement, armed robbery, burglary, theft, battery resulting in
bodily injury and probation violation, all stemming from a 2017 incident
where he was charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
Swails eventually pleaded to unlawful use of body armor, criminal
recklessness and resisting law enforcement in the 2017 case.
On May 14, the Jamestown marshal, where the
current cases originated, reached out to the USMS to request the
assistance of the GLRFTF to locate Swails. The task force accepted the
case and initiated a case review of the details, compiling criminal
history and reports, current information, and copies of the warrants
from Boone and Montgomery Counties.
During the Marshals’ investigation, information
was developed that Swails had been hiding in an abandoned building in
the rural Plainfield area. After an exhaustive search, officers located
a building containing items belonging to Swails, but Swails was not
present. Further investigation led the team to the Oakland Street
location in the 400 block of Oakland Street, where Swails was found
hiding in the basement.
“No matter where a fugitive may try to flee or
hide, we will pursue them, find them and bring them to justice,” said
U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Indiana Dan McClain.
The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force
(Indianapolis Division) is a multijurisdictional fugitive task force
comprising the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration Customs and
Enforcement, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indiana State
Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, Greenwood Police Department,
and the Fishers Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency