U.S. Marshal Bobby Mathieson announces the capture of John Earl Gorham. The U.S. Parole Commission issued an arrest warrant for Gorham on Oct. 17, regarding the subject’s original conviction of sodomy, kidnapping and assault with the intent to commit sodomy. Gorham was convicted and sentenced to 35 years on these charges.
Gorham violated the conditions of his release by obtaining new charges in Fairfax County, VA. Gorham was arrested for being drunk in public and for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female at a Chantilly High School football game.
The United States Marshals Service and task force partners from the Diplomatic Security Service located Gorham at his residence on Church Lane in Bowie, MD. The subject was arrested without incident and turned over to the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia for prosecution.
The U.S. Marshals’ Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force was founded in 2004 and arrests to date number in the tens of thousands. The success of the task force directly correlates to it being a truly joint endeavor, with agencies such as the Diplomatic Security service, which became a member- agency in 2008. Each agency brings its unique skills and expertise toward the common goal of pursuing and arresting the worst of the worst.
The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,200 federal fugitives and 86,400 state and local fugitives in fiscal year 2011.
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