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Probation fugitive arrested

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The United States Marshals Service (USMS) announced the arrest yesterday of a fugitive wanted for Nevada probation violation charges. The USMS led Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (FIST) arrested Reno resident Preston J. Steffon, 23, Wednesday afternoon after an investigative lead pointed to a residence in Mogul. Preston had been convicted in 2009 for trafficking a controlled substance; a warrant was issued for his arrest late last year after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation. After discovering Steffon in the bedroom of the Mogul address, the arresting officers also found two handguns, drug paraphernalia, and a collection of knives and swords. Steffon was booked into the Washoe County jail and is now facing an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Christopher Hoye, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada, said in a statement, “this arrest illustrates the priority of all the participating agencies on our combined task force in getting wanted felons off the street, especially those who may be involved with illegal narcotics and firearms.”

The Nevada FIST is a permanent task force which brings together the resources and expertise of state, local and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders anywhere they are located. The Nevada FIST, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, is a partnership comprised of law enforcement investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Parole and Probation), the Sparks Police Department, and the Reno Police Department. In addition, the task force works closely with other law enforcement agencies seeking assistance. Last year the Reno Nevada FIST Task Force arrested 244 individuals wanted on state, local, and federal felony charges.

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) announced the arrest yesterday of a fugitive wanted for Nevada probation violation charges.  The USMS led Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (FIST) arrested Reno resident Preston J. Steffon, 23, Wednesday afternoon after an investigative lead pointed to a residence in Mogul.  Preston had been convicted in 2009 for trafficking a controlled substance; a warrant was issued for his arrest late last year after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation.  After discovering Steffon in the bedroom of the Mogul address, the arresting officers also found two handguns, drug paraphernalia, and a collection of knives and swords.  Steffon was booked into the Washoe County jail and is now facing an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Christopher Hoye, the U.S. Marshal for the District of Nevada, said in a statement, “this arrest illustrates the priority of all the participating agencies on our combined task force in getting wanted felons off the street, especially those who may be involved with illegal narcotics and firearms.”

The Nevada FIST is a permanent task force which brings together the resources and expertise of state, local and federal agencies in a coordinated effort to arrest dangerous fugitives and pursue sexual offenders anywhere they are located.  The Nevada FIST, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, is a partnership comprised of law enforcement investigators from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (Parole and Probation), the Sparks Police Department, and the Reno Police Department.  In addition, the task force works closely with other law enforcement agencies seeking assistance.  Last year the Reno Nevada FIST Task Force arrested 244 individuals wanted on state, local, and federal felony charges.

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