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Friday, January 16, 2015

U.S. Marshals Apprehend Indiana Fugitive Following Multi-State Manhunt



Cedar Rapids, IA - The U.S. Marshals arrested in Dubuque this morning an Indiana woman wanted on charges of attempted homicide. Danette Jones, 31, is a suspect in a 2014 attempted murder in Gary, IN.

Gary Police Department Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Jones on December 08, 2014, and began working with the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Task force, in the hunt for multiple suspects. With additional suspects in custody, Jones was the remaining fugitive. In early January 2015, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force (NIFTF), working with the Dubuque Police Department, and the Dubuque County Sheriffs office, developed information Jones had likely fled to eastern Iowa, where she stayed in hiding in a downtown Dubuque residence.

Jones was found in a family members apartment in the seventeen hundred block of John F. Kennedy Road in Dubuque. Jones was arrested without incident and transported to the Dubuque County Jail, where she will await extradition. Jones’ arrest was a result of a culmination of investigative efforts by the U.S. Marshals, the Gary Police Department, the Dubuque Police Department, and the Dubuque County Sheriffs office.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters. The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is composed of officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Linn County Sheriff’s office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

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