The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of an Indiana man wanted for capital murder in Mobile. In August of 2021, a 30-year-old man was shot and killed on Amsterdam Street in Mobile, and 26-year-old Joshua Smiley is the prime suspect.
The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for Smiley in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on a federal bail violation related to a federal drug charge. In 2019, Smiley was found guilty for his role in a fatal shooting that occurred in Fort Wayne in 2018, and he was given a five-year jail sentence, with two years suspended.
U.S. Marshals Service director Ronald L. Davis said in a press release that Smiley “has been added to the U.S. Marshals 15 most wanted list due to the heinous nature of his crimes.” I have faith that we can apprehend this fugitive with the aid of the community.
The news is confirmed by the tweet about the fatal gunshot on the mobile device, which can be found below:
An Indiana man wanted for capital murder in an Alabama slaying has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service “15 Most Wanted” list.https://t.co/NXuTUrCjxr
— AL.com (@aldotcom) June 14, 2023
Smiley is a Black male, 6 feet 5 inches tall and around 170 pounds. He has dark brown eyes and hair, and both of his arms are covered with tattoos. Smiley could be in Mobile, Fort Wayne, or Indy right now. He is armed and dangerous, and his guns are public knowledge. U.S.
Marshals Service agents ask that anybody with information on Smiley’s whereabouts call 1-877-WANTED2 or use the USMS Tips App. All of your responses will be kept confidential. You will remain completely anonymous.
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Some of the country’s most dangerous fugitives are highlighted in the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitive program. These wanted individuals are typically hardened offenders with a track record of violence who present a serious risk to the general public.
The “worst of the worst,” the 15 most wanted fugitives include murderers, s*x offenders, significant drug kingpins, gang leaders, and those wanted for major financial crimes. There have been over 250 successful closures of 15MW fugitive cases since the program began in 1983.
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