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Federal fugitive task force expands in North Dakota

June 18, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four North Dakota law enforcement agencies are teaming with the U.S. Marshals Service to expand its High Plains Fugitive Task Force to the Bismarck-Mandan area.

Sheriff’s offices from Morton and Burleigh counties, along with police from Bismarck and Mandan have agreed to commit manpower and resources to help the agency arrest fugitives wanted on federal and state felony warrants.

U.S. Marshal Dallas Carlson says the plan for expanding the task force has been in the works for about a year. Carlson says it will draw on the success of a similar effort in eastern North Dakota.

The Bismarck Tribune says last year, the U.S. Marshals task forces nationwide arrested nearly 83,000 fugitives and cleared more than 101,000 warrants.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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