Guam – This morning the US Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force “Taotao Mo’na Task Force” arrested Jim Richard Hockett who is wanted for 5 counts of “Sexual Assault on a Child” and 5 counts of “Sexual Assault on a Child in a Position of Trust” in Arapahoe County, Colorado.
HOCKETT, was found in Harmon Industrial Park by officers working on information provided to them by the US Marshals Colorado Task Force. On April 2, 2012, US Marshals on Guam were contacted by the US Marshals office in Colorado to locate and arrest HOCKETT based on the above charges.
HOCKETT has been on the run since December 2009. He has been residing on Guam since 2009. The arrest was made without incident. HOCKETT is wanted on Colorado’s 50 most wanted list.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.
The Guam Taotao Mo’na Task Force is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Judiciary of Guam Marshals and the Department of Corrections Parole Office and the Guam Police Department. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives (both local and federal). Last year the US Marshals task force arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.