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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Violent Sex Offender Captured 24 Hours After Ditching Ankle Bracelet



Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Michael Kuzminski, who was wanted by Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office for probation violation. Just yesterday, Kuzminski removed his court-ordered home monitoring ankle bracelet device, which he was required to wear after failing to register as a violent sex offender. In 1992, Kuzminski was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a child in Pamlico County, North Carolina.

After Kuzminski removed his ankle bracelet on June 4th, a warrant was issued for his arrest. On the morning of June 5th, investigators with the Chesapeake Criminal Apprehension Unit, which consists of members from both Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office and Police Department, developed information that Kuzminski was currently in the area of the JANAF shopping center. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force joined the manhunt and set up surveillance around the area.

Around 11:15 am, Kuzminski was spotted sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was heading north on Military Highway. As Kuzminski’s vehicle was stopped in the left turn lane at the intersection of North Military Highway and Hoggard Road, members of both fugitive units converged and blocked the vehicle in. Kuzminski was pulled out of the vehicle and quickly taken into custody.

Kuzminski, who previously resided on the 1500 block of Wood Avenue in Chesapeake, is currently being held at Chesapeake City Jail.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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