Madison, WI - Maurice Graham Jr., 18, from Madison WI, was arrested earlier today in Chicago, IL by members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant had been issued pursuant to an investigation by the Madison Police Department where it is alleged that Graham was involved in a shooting that took place in Madison on May 01, 2016.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Graham at the request of the Madison Police Department. Through investigative efforts it was determined that Graham had left Wisconsin and fled to Chicago. Members of U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force in Chicago were able to locate and arrest Graham in Chicago without incident. Graham is currently being held in custody at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office where he awaits extradition back to Wisconsin.
The Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad is comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Since the inception of the Badgerland Fugitive Apprehension Squad in 2007, these partnerships have resulted in over 2225 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other violent offenses.
The U.S. Marshals Service, established in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. More federal fugitives are apprehended by the U.S. Marshals each year than by all other federal agencies combined.