Getting To Know Our United States Marshal Service (USMS)
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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011
by Joel Hendon
We hear a lot about the FBI, the ATF, the CBP and several other U.S. law enforcement agencies, and we hear of U.S. Marshals being involved in protecting airline flights, arresting fugitives, etc. But most do not even know they are a separate agency and, in fact the oldest law enforcement agency in our federal government. Although not called by their present name, the agency was first created in 1789.
Their most recent addition to their most wanted list is a 25 year old gang member and is wanted on a number of violent criminal charges.
In August 2007, a fistfight broke out between rival gangs “Squad Up” and “Wood” in front of a bar on the Las Vegas Strip. A Squad Up gang member, identified as Robert Jackson, allegedly fired five rounds from a 9 mm handgun at Wood gang members. The gunfire missed the rival gang members and instead struck four innocent tourists. (Robert Jackson: USMS photo release)
Jackson is wanted on a warrant out of Clark County, Nev., for a string of charges stemming from the Las Vegas incident, including: unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal gang and ex-felon possession of a firearm. (Department of Justice USMS-press release February 07, 2011)
After the episode on the Las Vegas Strip in 2,007, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department contacted the U.S. Marshals District of Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team-Las Vegas Division in November 2007 for assistance in locating and apprehending Jackson.
T. Michael Earp of the USMS says the man is considered a very dangerous and violent young man who cares very little for who may get hurt by his reckless and dangerous actions. And he adds that his arrest is one of their top priorities. He is described as being 5’ 10” tall and weighs 150 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
The press release shows the following information:
Jackson has a violent criminal history including arrests for robbery with a deadly weapon, aiming a firearm at a person and drug possession. Jackson should be considered armed and dangerous.
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading directly to Jackson’s arrest.
Anyone with information on Jackson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102.
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Do you know what is so strange about this young man, Joel? Looking at his face I just can't see the criminal.You know, I have to agree with you. He doesn't appear all that bad. However, you cannot always tell by the appearance. If he has done all they have accused him of, he is pretty bad.
And I thought that it was every citizen's responsibility, standing on line at the post office, buying stamps, to grab a "wanted poster" from the many, off of the bulletin boards there, and to volunteer bring em back alive, themselves!
Glad to know that it's no longer our responsibility!
Paul, I think I was the one that caused them to stop that. Anyway, I know they were not happy with mine that I brought in. They told me that I tore them up too bad.