On Tuesday, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 58-year-old Thomas Dye of Ketchikan, Alaska at the Wailoa Boat Ramp in Hilo.
Dye was wanted by the U.S. Marshals in Alaska on a felony no bail arrest warrant for violating his conditions of supervised release.
On April 15, 2010, Dye was arrested by U.S. Marshals on an arrest warrant for defrauding the US Government of $257,000 by falsely claiming for a combat service connected disability.
At the time of arrest Dye was in possession of two firearms having previously been convicted of a felony in Oregon in 1996.
On January 27, 2011, Dye was sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years of supervised release for the fraud and felon in possession of a firearm conviction.
After being released from federal prison, Dye violated his supervised release and a felony arrest warrant was issued on Aug. 28, 2013 by the U.S. Marshals at which time Dye fled Alaska.
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