U.S. Marshals Capture Homicide Suspect in Grain Valley

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Kansas City, MO
– United States Marshal Mark S. James announced
today the capture of a Belton Missouri homicide suspect in Grain Valley.

U.S. Marshals arrested Charles Baldwin overnight on a Cass County
arrest warrant for 2nd degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful
use of a weapon and other felonies. Baldwin was charged in Cass County
stemming from an incident on February 12, 2021 where a man was shot and
killed in Belton.

The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in
Kansas City spent several intense days assisting local law enforcement
conducting surveillance, following up on tips and performing interviews.
By late Thursday evening, investigators had scoured multiple counties
around the metro in the fugitive search. At approximately 2:30 a.m.,
deputies and task force officers located a vehicle in a parking lot in
Grain Valley that they suspected Baldwin maybe driving. Deputies
contacted the Grain Valley Police Department who responded immediately
and took him into custody without incident. Deputy Marshals worked with
members of the Cass, Jackson and Henry County Sheriff’s Offices and the
Kansas City, Belton and Grain Valley Police Departments during the
multi-agency effort. U.S. Marshal Mark James said, “This is yet another
example of outstanding collaboration amongst our task force agencies and
surrounding community police and sheriffs’ departments. Working
together, no fugitive can escape justice.”

The U.S. Marshals
Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City Division, operates in
conjunction with members of the Kansas City, Independence and St. Joseph
Missouri Police Departments, Jackson and Buchanan County Sheriff’s
Offices, Missouri State Highway Patrol and other local and federal law
enforcement partners. The task force objectives are to seek out and
arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex
offenders and other serious felonies. It also provides direct support to
law enforcement agencies in tracking down and recovering missing
children. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive
programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district
offices, 67 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well
as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Tips can be
submitted anonymously to the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers via the
TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, on the internet at

or on the free mobile app available at
Tips can also be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly and
anonymously by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android
device. It can also be accessed online at

. Follow the latest news
and updates about the U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter: @USMarshalsHQ.

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


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