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Fugitive Man: Hunting Violent Criminals for the FBI and Searching for Justice for the Innocent Convict

We’ve all seen how the criminal justice system is portrayed on TV. From NCIS and Law & Order to White Collar and Cops, we’re led to believe that we know how the system works. But how much do we really know about what goes on?

Author Robert Cromwell has actually been there, behind the lines, searching for truth and justice–and finding that they are not always easily connected.

Fugitive Man: Hunting Violent Criminals for the FBI and Searching for Justice for the Innocent Convict details his own story–his work as a New Jersey police officer and NCIS agent, and his twenty-two-year FBI career–looking at some of his more interesting cases along the way and giving us the chance to see inside the day-to-day workings of an agent’s life. As we read Cromwell’s story, we also come to understand why, despite the incredible good it does, the criminal justice system is not always just.

Robert Cromwell retired as an FBI Special Agent in Charge following a distinguished twenty-two-year career. More than half his FBI career involved investigations within the FBI’s Violent Crime Program and he was recognized by the FBI Director as one of the FBI’s most successful fugitive hunters. Prior to joining the FBI, Cromwell served as a New Jersey police officer and a Special Agent with NCIS, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Following retirement, Cromwell became part owner of the Police Community Net, an online learning center for law enforcement, featuring nationally recognized subject matter experts providing online courses in law enforcement subjects. He also serves on the Board of the Innocence Project of Florida, working to exonerate innocent people wrongfully sent to prison, and is currently Board Chairman.

NH fugitive arrested in Lawrence | News | eagletribune.com – Eagle

LAWRENCE — Two plain-clothes detectives with the Lawrence Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit spotted a New Hampshire “Fugitive of the Week” at Tripolis Pizza Wednesday, leading to the arrest of an alleged bank robber.

Daryl Gurley, 24, of Derry was wanted by police in Derry, Londonderry and Windham for allegedly robbing banks in the three towns over the last several months.

Witness told investigators that Gurley yelled a robbery was taking place at TD Bank in Londonderry on Dec. 12, Santander Bank in Derry on Dec. 23 and Santander Bank in Windham on Feb. 12. He threatened to use a gun, according to witnesses at each location, but never showed one.

Gurley was on the U.S. Marshal’s weekly media announcement Wednesday and on Feb. 14.

According to an incident report, Lawrence detectives assigned to work with a branch of the U.S. Marshal’s office in New Hampshire had information that Gurley frequented Newbury Street near Garden Street in Lawrence.

During a day-long

Read More at: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/nh-fugitive-arrested-in-lawrence/article_9dc95853-4c74-5568-86ba-983bebbb54bc.html

NH fugitive arrested in Lawrence – Eagle

LAWRENCE — Two plain-clothes detectives with the Lawrence Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit spotted a New Hampshire “Fugitive of the Week” at Tripolis Pizza Wednesday, leading to the arrest of an alleged bank robber.

Daryl Gurley, 24, of Derry was wanted by police in Derry, Londonderry and Windham for allegedly robbing banks in the three towns over the last several months.

Witness told investigators that Gurley yelled a robbery was taking place at TD Bank in Londonderry on Dec. 12, Santander Bank in Derry on Dec. 23 and Santander Bank in Windham on Feb. 12. He threatened to use a gun, according to witnesses at each location, but never showed one.

Gurley was on the U.S. Marshal’s weekly media announcement Wednesday and on Feb. 14.

According to an incident report, Lawrence detectives assigned to work with a branch of the U.S. Marshal’s office in New Hampshire had information that Gurley frequented Newbury Street near Garden Street in Lawrence.

During a day-long

Read More at: http://www.eagletribune.com/news/nh-fugitive-arrested-in-lawrence/article_9dc95853-4c74-5568-86ba-983bebbb54bc.html

Fugitive Of The Week: Cleveland Sex Offender Wanted By Police …

CLEVELAND, OH — This week’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s fugitive of the week is John Fobel. The 48-year-old is wanted for being a violator at large and failing to register as a sex offender.

Specifically, the United States Marshals Service and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority are searching for Fobel.

Fobel is a white man, standing about five feet eight inches tall. He weighs 210 pounds. His last known address was in the 10200 block of Champion Ave. in Cleveland.

Anyone with information related to Fobel should contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Photo from Cleveland Police

Read More at: https://patch.com/ohio/cleveland/fugitive-week-cleveland-sex-offender-wanted-police

Fugitive Of The Week: Cleveland Sex Offender Wanted By Police

CLEVELAND, OH — This week’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s fugitive of the week is John Fobel. The 48-year-old is wanted for being a violator at large and failing to register as a sex offender.

Specifically, the United States Marshals Service and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority are searching for Fobel.

Fobel is a white man, standing about five feet eight inches tall. He weighs 210 pounds. His last known address was in the 10200 block of Champion Ave. in Cleveland.

Anyone with information related to Fobel should contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Photo from Cleveland Police

Read More at: https://patch.com/ohio/cleveland/fugitive-week-cleveland-sex-offender-wanted-police

U.S. ‘wanted deadbeat’ owing more than $500K in child support …

A man on the run for nearly 20 years for failing to pay child support south of the border has been arrested in Alberta after police said he tried to scam a Calgary restaurant owner.

Joseph Stroup, known in Alberta as “Joop Cousteau,” was located in Calgary and returned to the U.S. after he was detained by border officials earlier this month, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

LISTEN: Scott Winograd on helping to catch “wanted deadbeat” Joseph Stroup

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US ‘wanted deadbeat’ owing more than $500K in child support captured in Alberta

A man on the run for nearly 20 years for failing to pay child support south of the border has been arrested in Alberta after police said he tried to scam a Calgary restaurant owner.

Joseph Stroup, known in Alberta as “Joop Cousteau,” was located in Calgary and returned to the U.S. after he was detained by border officials earlier this month, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

LISTEN: Scott Winograd on helping to catch “wanted deadbeat” Joseph Stroup

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The government said his overdue

Read More at: https://globalnews.ca/news/4041310/u-s-wanted-deadbeat-owing-more-than-500k-in-child-support-captured-in-alberta/

America’s most wanted deadbeat dad arrested in Calgary area …

After eluding authorities for nearly 20 years, a man considered America’s most wanted deadbeat dad is behind bars, thanks to a cherry pit and the investigative efforts of a Bearspaw, Alta., restaurateur.

Joseph Stroup, who had been living under the name Joop Cousteau, was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency and transported to the U.S. on Feb. 15. He is in custody and will stand trial on charges of violating child support.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, Stroup owes more than $560,000 in child support.

In 1989, he was ordered to pay $100 a month for his four children, but told the court he was unemployed and medically unable to work, so the payments were reduced to $14 a month.

‘Fugitive of the Week’ in bank robberies arrested in Massachusetts bakery

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A “Fugitive of the Week” accused of robbing three banks in New Hampshire has been found and arrested in Massachusetts.

The U.S. Marshal’s fugitive task force featured 24-year-old Daryl Gurley on its weekly media announcement Wednesday and on Feb. 14.

The marshals, along with the Lawrence, Massachusetts, Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted surveillance on a man matching Gurley’s description, seen walking into the bakery/restaurant. He was arrested without incident Wednesday.

Authorities say Gurley was wanted on numerous outstanding arrest warrants in both states, including bank robberies in Windham, Londonderry and Derry, New Hampshire. He faced a hearing in Lawrence on Thursday. Police say they found a drug believed to be fentanyl during his arrest.

It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Read More at: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/02/22/fugitive-of-the-week-in-bank-robberies-arrested-in-massachusetts-bakery

Investigators seek “happiest fugitive” in Macomb, IL – KWQC – KWQC

MACOMB, Ill. (KWQC) – A smiling fugitive out of McDonough County, Illinois has people scratching their heads.

Samantha E. McLeish, 29, is featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” on the Macomb Area Crime Stoppers (MACS) Facebook page.

McLeish, who is wanted by the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a controlled substance, appears smiling, put-together, and remarkably relaxed in her booking photo.

“Happiest fugitive I ever saw,” John Geisendorfer commented on the MACS Facebook post.

“Is this real,” Stephanie Davis-Campbell wonders.

“Looks like they gave her time to apply lipgloss and blush for her mugshot,” commented LeAnn Clinton, who adds she thought the photo was fake because it appears to resemble something from the TV show Law and Order.

The photo and charge against McLeish are real, and as of Thursday morning investigators are still looking for her.

Read More at: http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Investigators-seek-happiest-fugitive-in-Macomb-IL-474841283.html