U.S. Marshals Arrest 2 Rhode Island Fugitives in Connecticut, Recover 2 Children

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Waterbury, CT – U.S. Marshals-led task forces and Waterbury
police today arrested in Connecticut two Rhode Island fugitives and
recovered two minor children.
In December of 2021, the Rhode Island Violent
Fugitive Task Force initiated a fugitive investigation into Jesueily
Sanchez for charges of cruelty to/neglect of a child and Tyshaun Peete
for failure to appear on charges of carrying a pistol without a license
and resisting arrest. After an in-depth, three-month investigation which
spanned multiple states, deputy U.S. marshals and Rhode Island State
Police assigned to the RIVFTF developed information that Sanchez and
Peete had fled Rhode Island to Connecticut. Investigators were able to
track the two fugitives to an address in Waterbury. The task force then
enlisted the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in Connecticut as
well as the Waterbury Police.
This morning members of both the RIVFTF, the
Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force and Waterbury Police arrested
Sanchez and Peete in an apartment with their two minor children.
The two children were safely removed from the
residence and placed into the custody of the Connecticut Department of
Children and Families. One of the children had previously been
classified as missing and endangered from the State of Rhode Island, and
a court order had been issued granting custody to the Department of
Children, Youth and Families.
Waterbury Police are pursuing additional charges
of risk of injury to a child and cruelty to a person against both
Sanchez and Peete. The two will eventually be returned to Rhode Island
to face the outstanding criminal charges.
The Rhode Island State Police, U.S. Marshals
Service in Rhode Island and Connecticut, and Waterbury Police provided
significant assistance throughout the investigation. “This case
is the reason why the United States Marshals Service has created a
Missing Child Unit and has the authority to assist state and local
police departments in the recovery of missing and endangered children,”
said Robert Charette, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the District of
Rhode Island. “The toddlers recovered today did not have a voice to
advocate for themselves. They were living in unimaginable conditions of
squalor and abuse. I commend the work of my Deputy U.S. Marshals here in
Rhode Island, the Rhode Island State Police, Deputy U.S. Marshals in
Connecticut, and the Waterbury Police Department in recovering these
toddlers this morning. The relentlessness displayed by these
investigators is why these toddlers are now safe.”
“Through its nationwide reach and established
partnerships with state and local police departments, the U.S. Marshals
Service is particularly well-positioned to aid in the recovery of
missing and endangered children,” said acting U.S. Marshal for the
District of Connecticut Lawrence J. Bobnick. “Today’s recovery of two
young children from such tragic conditions was the culmination of
countless hours of investigation and is a testament to the dedication of
all the talented law enforcement officers involved. Additionally, the
U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the Connecticut Department of
Children and Families and the health care workers at Waterbury Hospital
for standing ready to assist in the recuperation of these young
children.” The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
enhanced the U.S. Marshals’ authority to support federal, state, and
local law enforcement requests for assistance with the recovery of
missing, endangered, or abducted children. A Missing Child Unit was
established to oversee and manage the implementation of its enhanced
authority under the act. Since then, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
has been leading the way in a nationwide effort to recover missing and
exploited children. In 2021, the U.S. Marshals Service contributed to
the recovery of 950 missing children. Nationwide, more than 50 local
USMS task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating
and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as
investigation hubs for missing and exploited juveniles throughout the
country.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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