Missing Child, Fugitive Mother Located by U.S. Marshals in Stockton, NY

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Clarksburg, WV – A missing child
from Bridgeport has been located in Stockton, New York. Additionally, a
suspect has been arrested in connection with the child’s disappearance.
On March 7, an arrest warrant was issued for Adrienne Marean for
felony concealment of a child. Shortly after the warrant was issued, the
Bridgeport Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S.
Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in locating Marean and
recovering the missing child. Deputy U.S. Marshals, along with
their state and local counterparts, tracked down numerous leads
throughout multiple states. Through these investigative efforts,
information was developed indicating Marean was residing in western New
York. On April 21, members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force,
New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, New York State Police,
and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Marean and
recovered the missing child in Stockton. “Our continued
partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service has proven to be pivotal in
locating missing children and our most dangerous fugitives,” said
Interim Bridgeport Police Chief Mark Rogers.
“This case led investigators to numerous states
and even into Canada,” said Acting U.S. Marshal Terry Moore. “The safe
recovery of this child is a direct result of non-stop investigative
efforts coupled with the interstate collaboration of federal, state, and
local authorities.” Since 2015, the U.S. Marshals Service has
recovered more than 2,300 missing children. The Justice for Victims of
Trafficking Act of 2015 enhanced the U.S. Marshals’ authority to assist
federal, state and local law enforcement with the recovery of missing,
endangered or abducted children, regardless of whether a fugitive or sex
offender was involved. The Marshals established a Missing Child Unit to
oversee and manage the implementation of its enhanced authority under
the act.Additional information on this case may be obtained from
the Bridgeport Police Department in Harrison County, West Virginia.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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