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Feds: Task force arrested 685 fugitives in 2009


A law enforcement task force that hunts down fugitives recorded 685 arrests in Montana in 2009, a record tally that's almost double the figure from five years ago, officials said Wednesday. "These are not misdemeanor arrests," U.S. Marshal Dwight MacKay said Wednesday. "These are people that are hardened criminals that need to be taken off the streets, that rape our babies, that bring dope into the community." Most of the arrests came in Billings and surrounding counties. Chief Deputy Marshal Rod Ostermiller said Wednesday that the Montana Violent Offender Task Force hopes to have a full-ti...

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