FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Supervisory Deputy Michael Dyke
August 1, 2011 415-436-7658
U.S. Marshals/Humboldt Sheriff Joint Task Force Arrest Homicide Suspect
San Francisco, Ca. – U.S. Marshal Don O’Keefe announces the August 1, 2011 arrest of Bruce Jason Stallings-Hunsucker .
Stallings-Hunsucker is wanted for the May 2011 Willow Creek home burglary which developed into a fatal shooting that killed Darrell Hangar Sr. Stallings-Hunsucker was one of four suspects in the case and was the last suspect still at large.
Deputy U. S. Marshals from the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF) formed a Joint Task Force with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Humboldt County Probation, and the California Department of Corrections and their Fugitive Apprehension Team to initiate a search for Stallings-Hunsucker. On August 1, 2011 at approximately 1:30 PM the Task Force located Stallings-Hunsucker riding a motorcycle on State Road 169 near Mile Marker 16. Stallings-Hunsucker immediately tried to flee from the Task Force by riding off the road toward the Klamath River. He crashed the motorcycle and hid in some bushes nearby. Stallings-Hunsucker was soon surrounded and captured after a perimeter was established. of the California Department of Corrections and their Fugitive Apprehension Team. Stallings-Hunsucker will be booked into Humboldt County Jail.
Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Northern District of California frequently work in concert with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt County Probation.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States and on a daily basis, arrests fugitives in cases that range from a few hours old to cases that are over 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov