SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News release) — Bradley Eugene Keith, age 39, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service-Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force near Little Rock on Thursday, February 6th.
U.S. Marshals Service investigators tracked Keith to a hotel in Cabot, Arkansas, where they arrested him in the parking lot. Keith had warrants for his arrest from Cedar and Vernon Counties in Missouri, charging him with multiple crimes, including—burglary, drug, and weapons offenses, as well as state parole violations. Keith was also the suspect of a high speed pursuit through Greene and Christian Counties in January.
The U.S. Marshals Service-Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force in Springfield led the multiagency search for Keith. The hunt led Deputy Marshals across multiple jurisdictions and ultimately across state lines. “This fugitive was a violent offender, with a lengthy criminal history, who engaged in a one-man crime spree across Southwest Missouri,” said U.S. Marshal Mark James of the Western District of Missouri, “We want to thank all our law enforcement partners who came together to catch this dangerous criminal.”
Joining in the search for Keith were investigators from the following agencies: Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Barton County Sheriff’s Office, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Bates County Sheriff’s Office, Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lebanon Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force—Springfield Division, partners with members of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield Police Department, and the Joplin Police Department. The mission of U.S. Marshals Service fugitive programs is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders, and other serious felonies. To accomplish this mission, the U.S. Marshals Service partners with local law enforcement agencies in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as many foreign countries.
Submit tips on fugitives directly and anonymously to the U.S. Marshals Service by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device, or online at: https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html