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US Marshalls Take Armed Suspect Into Custody, In Rochester

December 21, 2021

Parole Absconder Armed with Firearm Apprehended by US Marshals Task Force

Rochester, NY – The United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Task Force has
apprehended a dangerous parole absconder in the City of Rochester. Maxwell Boards, 25, was
arrested by the U.S Marshals Task Force on December 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. The Rochester resident was
taken into custody during a traffic stop in the area of East Main Street in the City of Rochester. At the time of arrest, Boards produced a .40 mm pistol. The Task Force was able to successfully take Boards into custody without significant incident.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force members were initially searching for Maxwell Boards on an
outstanding Parole Violation warrant issued by the New York State Department of Corrections in May
2021 after he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet. Task Force members were conducting
surveillance in the area of East Main Street and spotted the suspect in a vehicle. A traffic stop was
performed which ultimately lead to Boards arrest.

In addition to the parole violations, Boards is facing charges of Criminal Possession of a Weapon
2nd and Criminal Possession of Weapon 3rd for the events that occurred during his arrest. He was
transported to Monroe County Jail and is awaiting arraignment.

The United States Marshals New York/New Jersey Task Force is comprised of numerous state and local agencies including members from the Rochester Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and New York State Department of Corrections.