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US Marshals Capture Escaped Missouri Inmate In Edgemoor


The United States Marshal Service has arrested a prisoner more than a thousand miles away from the jail he escaped from, according to U.S. Marshal Michael C. McGowan.

McGowan said Drake Kately was found in a wooded area near Edgemoor, Delaware, by the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force.

Kately had escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Missouri on September 6, 2019. He was being held on charges of felon in possession of a firearm and burglary, which were issued by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.

After attempts to locate Kately proved unsuccessful, local authorities asked the U.S. Marshals to assist.

Marshals developed information that led them to believe he was in Delaware, and further investigation narrowed the search to Edgemoor, near Governor Prince Boulevard, said McGowan.

The U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force along with several members of the New Castle County K-9 Unit, located and arrested Kately without incident at approximately 8:30 a.m. today. He was turned over to the New Castle County Police Department for further processing, pending extradition to Missouri.

The U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force in the District of Delaware is comprised of state, county, and local police agencies including Delaware State Police, Delaware State Probation and Parole, Wilmington Police Department, New Castle County Police Department, Dover Police Department, and the University of Delaware Police Department.

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