Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kansas Man Wanted for Multiple Sex Crimes Found in Bellingham, Washington

Topeka, KS – U.S. Marshals arrested Corey Brian Harrell Sr., 45, a Kansas resident wanted by the Russell Police Department. Harrell was wanted on three counts of Rape, 8 counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, and 2 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. A warrant was issued for his arrest in December of 2013, but Harrell left the state of Kansas to avoid prosecution.

Information was developed that Harrell was most likely residing in Washington, with possible plans of leaving that area to continue his run from Kansas authorities. With the assistance of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force, Harrell was located at a residence in Bellingham, Washington. Harrell was identified and taken into custody without incident. Harrell was booked into the Snohomish County Jail where he will be held pending extradition back to Russell County, Kansas.

“Catching dangerous child predators is a priority for the Marshals Service” said Chief Deputy United States Marshal Craig Beam. “In spite of the great efforts that fugitive sex offenders employ to avoid arrest and prosecution, the U. S. Marshal Service will relentlessly pursue them until they are captured. Finding and arresting these offenders ensures they cannot victimize any other children”.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

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