Thursday, October 08, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Arkansas Fugitive in Davenport

Davenport, IA – U.S. Marshals arrested an Arkansas fugitive in Davenport on Tuesday, ending a three-month long manhunt. Timothy L. White, 30, was wanted by the Blytheville, Arkansas Police Department on charges of first degree battery. White is accused of shooting a man from inside his vehicle following a verbal dispute there on the evening of June 23.

In July, the Blytheville Police Department asked U.S. Marshals in the Eastern District of Arkansas to help locate and arrest White. On September 15, U.S. Marshals in Arkansas developed information that White may have fled to Davenport.

Additional investigation by U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of Iowa suggested that White was working at a used car lot near the intersection of Birchwood Avenue and Rockingham Road in Davenport. On Tuesday, U.S. Marshals and officers from the Davenport Police Department located White at the used car lot. White was taken into custody without incident.

“The arrest of fugitive Timothy White once again demonstrates the extraordinary cooperation and tenacity of the U.S. Marshals and our law enforcement partners. Locally and nationally, dedicated men and women in law enforcement, at all levels of government, are working around the clock to identify, pursue, and capture America’s fugitives. The arrest of Timothy White is yet one more example of their effective and relentless efforts,” said Mike Bladel, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa.

White is also wanted by the Arkansas Board of Parole on charges of alleged parole violations. An arrest warrant was issued in that case in January 2014.

White is currently being held in the Scott County Jail awaiting extradition proceedings.

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