KCUR News
9:45 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Marshal's Hunt Leads to Marshall, MO

Kansas City, MO. – United States Marshals , teamed with Kansas City area police, have tracked down a murder suspect wanted in Georgia. It was a bonus from a five day larger hunt for fugitives.

The five day mass search for people wanted by the law was to center on the metro area with police from Belton, Kansas city, Riverside, Lee's Summit and Blue Springs taking part. But Chief Deputy Marshal Tony Gasaway says a tip came in leading to Marshall, Missouri about a cold case warrant from near Atlanta. A man identified as Manuel Bonilla was arrested in a homicide and aggravated assault. He was also wanted as an illegal alien. Local police had power to cross traditional lines of jurisdiction during what was dubbed Operation Falcon. The Marshal's Service calls it the most successful kind of operation in its history dating to the time of the American Revolution.