BIG SUR, Calif- A man who had been a fugative for 20 years was arrested in Big Sur by the U.S. Marshals.
Robert Robie was wanted for failure to appear at his 1991 federal sentencing for charges of distribution of LSD. According to U.S. Marshal Don O'Keefe, Robie used aliases, including the name Robert Gascoyne and lived in various parts of the United States while a fugitive from justice.
Marshals were able to track Robie to Garrapata Ridge Road near Big Sur. A Deputy U. S. Marshal, a member of the U. S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Monterey County Sheriff's Office arrested Robie at a residence there Monday.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States and regularly arrests fugitives with warrants that range from a few hours old to cases that are 30+ years old.
The U.S. Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal state and local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sex offenders and has established task forces throughout the nation to facilitate the apprehension of fugitives.
Mar 10, 2011