Marshal Task Force Results in 20 Grant County Arrests | Crime
The U.S. Marshal's Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force teamed up with Grant County Sheriff's Deputies and Moses Lake Police Officers to make 20 arrests over the course of four days.
The task force targeted fugitives wanted for high end crimes scattered all over the Grant County and Othello areas. Sheriff's Deputies and Police Officers were cross-commissioned as Special Deputy U.S. Marshals. Deputies from Spokane and Benton counties were also cross-commissioned.
“For Grant County and other communities across the state, there are many benefits through participation on a Marshal's task force,” said Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones. “Local law enforcement officers contribute knowledge of their area and local criminals, and can cull information from their informants.”
Aided by the skills and resources of the U.S. Marshal's, including the use of a U.S. Boarder Patrol helicopter, Grant County was able to arrest 20 offenders from Monday, June 18th to Thursday, June 20th. Those arrested were wanted for crimes that included homicide, kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, threats, arson, home invasion, carjacking, weapon offenses, gang-related crimes, and the manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs.
“The Marshals bring to the table resources-- such as manpower, fugitive tracking knowledge and a helicopter—which smaller agencies may not have,” explained Sheriff Jones. “The partnership between all agencies means safer communities and wanted criminals in jail.”