|For Immediate Release||Contact:|
|December 11, 2012||Sr. Inspector Lisa Norbert, District of Alaska (907) 271-3504; USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065|
|Texas Fugitive Arrested & Missing Child Recovered in Sitka|
|Anchorage, AK – The U.S. Marshals Service reports the recovery of the 400th missing child under Operation Pickup, a collaborative program involving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), USMS and state/local law enforcement that targets fugitives who are believed to be in the company of a missing child.|
Under Operation Pickup, the U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Texas and Alaska assisted the Amarillo Police Department in Texas in locating fugitive Micki Brogdon who allegedly abducted her son in November 2011. Brogdon was wanted by the Amarillo Police Department in Texas for Interference with Child Custody and the child was reported missing.
The USMS nationwide investigation revealed that Brogdon traveled from Texas to South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and Alaska prior to her arrest.
On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Alaska USMS requested assistance from the Sitka Police Department which resulted in the arrest of Brogdon. The missing child was recovered and placed into the custody of the State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services pending being reunited with his father.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Brogdon will appear before the court in Sitka, Alaska; pending her extradition based off the Texas warrants.
The U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the Sitka Police Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for their assistance which led to Brogdon’s arrest and the recovery of the missing child.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.