Marshals arrest Mo. man on federal warrant

2013-08-19T10:45:00Z 2013-08-19T19:13:25Z Marshals arrest Mo. man on federal warrantDaily Sun staff reports Beatrice Daily Sun
August 19, 2013 10:45 am  • 

The U.S. Marshals' Metro Fugitive Task Force based in Lincoln arrested a man wanted in Missouri for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, terroristic threats and using firearms during his crimes in Beatrice Friday night.

Michael Robinson, 32, of St. Joseph, Mo., was wanted in Kansas City for distributing a large amount of methamphetamine.

The marshals were contacted by the Drug Enforcement Agency with a tip Marshal was in the Beatrice area, a press release by the Marshal's Service stated. Task force members investigated the lead and determined that Robinson was in the 1400 block of Elk Street in Beatrice Friday night.

At 7 p.m. Friday, a task force of marshals, Gage County SWAT team members and the DEA arrested Robinson and Kristie Lafave, 35, at the home. Lafave is wanted in Missouri for a probation violation.

The press release stated the arrests took place without incident.

Robinson was transported to the Saline County Detention Center where he awaited removal to the marshal's western district in Missouri.

“This case is a good example of the effectiveness of the Marshals-led task force,” said U.S. Marshal for the District of Nebraska Mark Martinez, in the press release. “He fled to Nebraska from another state, but he could not escape the federal, state and local law enforcement officers working relentlessly to pursue and arrest him.”

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