Program Title: Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force (Season 3)
Telecast date: Every Monday, 2 May 2011
Telecast Time: 8pm
Channel: Astro, Channel 732
When law enforcement needs to catch the nation’s most dangerous fugitives, they call the Manhunters. They are the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and they hunt down the worst criminals everyone from the DC Snipers and triple-homicide felons to major international fugitives. Mandated by U.S. Congress after 9/11, the Task Force is made up of multiple federal, state and local agencies, and has the unique ability to transcend jurisdictions in order to work together towards the common goal of catching these violent fugitives. These highly trained ‘good guys’ catch almost 4,000 fugitives each year.
Gun Store Heist, 2 May @ 8pm
In Virginia Beach, VA, nearly 30 handguns are stolen after thieves break through the roof of a gun store. A big story in Virginia, the case made all the local news. When Supervisory Inspector Greg Holmes learns that the fugitives may be hiding out in Brooklyn, he calls an emergency 5am briefing with Commander Lenny DePaul, Inspector Dennis Tait, and Supervisor Ed McMahon. Greg suspects that the thieves will try and sell the guns on the streets, so the team must act fast to secure the firearms. When Greg gets a lead on where the fugitives are hiding, the team wastes no time in gearing up to apprehend them.
Predator Pursuit, 2 May @ 8.30pm
Senior Inspector Mike Romani is in the Sex Offender’s Unit and is eager to rein in everybody that breaks the law. But for Mike, cases involving children are especially urgent. Dr. Michael Bourke, the US Marshals’ Chief Psychologist from Washington DC, is in NYC to join Mike, Commander Lenny DePaul and a team of Marshals on a briefing of Mike’s latest case. Their fugitive is a twice convicted pedophile and sexual predator out of Georgia and a particular danger because it is feared that he works by “grooming” or over time earning the trust of his young victims. Many of these cases are not reported so convictions point only to the tip of the iceberg of actual assaults. Mike has gotten word that their new fugitive is in NYC, but with few leads proves elusive. In a chase that takes the Marshals’ team from the Northern section of Manhattan to the industrial warehouse areas of Brooklyn; and Mike is absolutely determined to find this sex predator before he hurts another child.
Moving Target, 9 May @ 8pm
In 2008, a Dominican national violated probation and went into hiding. For two years local authorities were unable to locate him, and so the job finally falls on the reliable shoulders of Deputy Michelle “Michy” Mendez and the Fugitive Task Force. Michy briefs Commander Lenny DePaul and, because the fugitive is a career criminal, they worry that he might be on the streets, committing more armed robberies for money. The longer it takes the Marshals to apprehend him, the greater the risk that another victim will be robbed, assaulted, or worse.
Fight or Flight, 9 May @ 8.30pm
Supervisory Inspector Greg Holmes and Deputy Dennis Tait don’t know it yet, but a cold case from Houston is about to get hot. In 1994 a Jamaican national allegedly shot and killed a drug dealer and made off with his drugs. He then vanished without a trace. But 16 years later, Marshals in Houston finally get wind of his alias. They also discover the fugitive has used the alias to buy a plane ticket bound for Jamaica, which leaves the next morning from JFK airport in New York City. The Houston Marshals coordinate with Commander Lenny DePaul, who dispatches Greg and Dennis to lead the hunt. The Marshals plan a simultaneous stakeout at the airport and in Queens, NY, where the fugitive’s daughter lives. They hope to catch their man before he boards the plane, because if they don’t, it could take 16 more years before they get another chance.
The program is also available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitle.