Cops Nab 10,000 Fugitives
Laramie, Wy – A crackdown on more than ten-thousand
fugitives nationwide resulted in 48 outlaws being arrested in Wyoming.
U-S Marshal Tony Rose in Cheyenne says it was the largest coordinated crackdown by federal, state and local law enforcement officials in history.
Congress gave the Marshals Service more money and authority to go after fugitives when it refocused the F-B-I's mission toward stopping terrorism after the nine-eleven attacks. $5,000 came to Wyoming for the operation.
In the state, most of the arrests were for drug offenses, but there were also some for robbery and sexual assault.
Rose says that in Belize, he arrested a man just as he was asked
to leave that country.
The man was wanted for a road-rage incident in Albany County two years ago in which five or six shots were fired at another motorist
on Interstate 80.