Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Wisconsin Armed Robbery Suspect

Cedar Rapids, IA - U.S. Marshals arrested a Cedar Rapids man today, wanted in Wisconsin on multiple charges of armed robbery, and battery.

Christopher Green, 33, was charged in January by the Stevens Point Police Department for an Armed Robbery that had taken place. Following the incident, the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force (NIFTF) was requested to assist in the hunt for Green.

NIFTF members narrowed the search for Green to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and late this afternoon Green was observed walking into a local business on 6th ST SW in Cedar Rapids. Green was quickly taken into custody without incident and transported to the Linn County Jail, where he will await extradition.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters. The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the US Marshals Service, the Linn County Sheriff’s office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

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