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Off-Duty Dep. Marshal Shoots Gun-Wielding Man in Chicago

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

An off-duty deputy U.S. marshal shot and wounded a gun-wielding man on Chicago’s Northwest side on Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The Trib reported that two off-duty deputy U.S. Marshals spotted a 20-year-old man with a gun chasing someone. They approached with their guns drawn and identified themselves, a Chicago Police spokesman said.

When the man turned around with the gun in hand, one of the deputy U.S. Marshals opened fire, striking the man in the upper thigh, the Trib reported. The man was in serious to critical condition over the weekend.

Widow and Daughter of Suspect Face Charges in Slaying of W. Va. Deputy Marshal

Dep. U.S. Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller/facebook

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The feds aren’t finished dealing with the February shootout in Elkins, W. Va., which resulted in the death of deputy U.S. Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller  and the wounding of two other deputies. The suspect Charles Smith was also killed.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in West Virginia announced charges against the suspect’s  widow,  the daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend, who were home at the time when deputy Marshal  Hotsinpiller and two other deputies came to arrest Charles Smith on drug and firearms charges, the State Journal reported. Smith was fatally shot during the confrontation.

Specifically, the  widow of the suspect, Sherry Smith, 49,  her daughter Cassandra Smith, 25 , and the daughter’s  boyfriend Anthony Lambert,  23,were indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple charges.

Sherry Smith,  Charles Smith’s wife, is charged with making a false statement when buying a shotgun authorities believe was used in the slaying of  Hotsinpiller, the State Journal reported.  She is also accused of possessing a .30 caliber M2 machine gun and faces conspiracy, obstruction and false statement charges.

Cassandra Smith and Lambert face conspiracy, obstruction and false statement charges.

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Wounded Deputy U.S. Marshal Dies in St. Louis


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A deputy marshal who was critically injured Tuesday morning while trying to arrest a man in St. Louis, died from his wounds Tuesday night around 7 p.m., the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

The paper identified the slain deputy U.S. Marshal as John Perry, 48, who had been with the agency for almost 10 years.

A second deputy marshal, Theodore Abegg, 31, was shot in the ankle and was in fair condition, the Post-Dispatch reported. And a St. Louis cop suffered injuries when he was grazed by a bullet after the shot deflected from his vest. He was treated at a hospital and released.

The law enforcement team had gone to arrest Carlos Boles, who opened fire on them. He was wanted for assault on a police officer and drug charges.

He was killed by returning fire, the Post Dispatch reported.

Former Dep. Marshal on Trial in Chicago For Allegedly Leaking Secrets to the Mob

chicagoLike father like son? Former deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose is accused of crimes in a Chicago trial. His father, a Chicago cop in the 1980s, was convicted of corruption. There’s something to be said about family tradition.

By MIKE ROBINSON
Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO  — A former deputy U.S. marshal accused of leaking secrets to the Chicago mob about a protected witness committed “a criminal betrayal of trust,” prosecutors said Monday.

John T. Ambrose, 42, took information from a secret file that “he knew was going back to an organized crime figure” and also lied about it when federal officials confronted him, said Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Markus Funk during opening statements.

Ambrose was charged in January 2007 with theft of Justice Department property, disclosing confidential information and lying to federal agents who questioned him about the leak. If convicted, he faces years in prison.

He has denied the allegations.

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